Major Groups and other stakeholders
It is a well-established principle that sustainable development cannot be achieved by governments alone - it requires the active participation of all people. The Major Groups, representing key sectors of society, help channel the engagement of citizens, economic and social actors, and expert practitioners in United Nations intergovernmental processes related to sustainable development.
Since 1992, the Major Groups structure has provided a platform for interaction with UN Member States, as well as engagement in the follow-up and review of sustainable development commitments. Throughout 2015 and beyond, the role of Major Groups and other stakeholders will be critical to ensure broad participation and inclusion of diverse perspectives, in particular in connection with the negotiation and implementation stages of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in conjunction with the High Level Political Forum (HLPF). [Read more