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For general information, please contact: rio20steeringcommittee@googlegroups.com

Ms. Sascha Gabizon
Women in Europe for a Common Future - WECF
St.-Jakobs-Platz 10, D - 80331 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 23239380 / Fax: +49 89 232393811
Biltstraat 445, NL - 3572 AW Utrecht, Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 2310300 / Fax: +31 30 2340878
E-mail: sascha.gabizon@wecf.eu

Ms. Sabina Anokye-Mensah
Voices of African Mothers
P.O. Box AN12982, Accra North, Ghana, West Africa
E-mail: sabinamensah@hotmail.com
Tel: +233 244 379 974

Ms. Nana-Fosu Randall
Voices of African Mothers
E-mail: nanamo2000@hotmail.com
Tel: +233 277 725 378
The Women?s Rio 2012 steering committee is the coordination and decision making body of the women?s major group for Rio 2012. The steering committee includes international women?s networks working on sustainable development issues;
  • ENERGIA International Network on Gender on Sustainable Energy
  • IUCN Gender Department
  • GFC Global Forest Coalition
  • VAM Voices of African Mothers
  • WEDO Women Environment Development Organisation
  • WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future
  • WOCAN Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and NRM
  • Earth Day Networks, Earth Care Africa, Eco-Forum Kazakhstan, UNISON Kyrgyzstan, Commonweal, Black Sea Women Club, as well as many other regional and national women and sustainable development organisations.


Agenda 21: Chapter 24

GLOBAL ACTION FOR WOMEN TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT 24.1. The international community has endorsed several plans of action and conventions for the full, equal and beneficial integration of women in all development activities, in particular the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, 1/ which emphasize women's participation in national and international ecosystem management and control of environment degradation. Several conventions, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (General Assembly resolution 34/180, annex) and conventions of ILO and UNESCO have also been adopted to end gender-based discrimination and ensure women access to land and other resources, education and safe and equal employment. Also relevant are the 1990 World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children and the Plan of Action for implementing the Declaration (A/45/625, annex). Effective implementation of these programmes will depend on the active involvement of women in economic and political decision-making and will be critical to the successful implementation of Agenda 21.
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