In 1992, 172 governments met at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for the two-week long United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), dubbed as the “Earth Summit” on the theme Environment and Sustainable Development. The Summit dubbed a “historic moment for humanity” resulted to several international instruments that has served as the framework for sustainable development. These include Agenda 21, a global consensus document which provides a blueprint of action for governments to pursue, not just economic growth, but sustainable development worldwide, which advances social equity and ensures environmental protection. Agenda 21 identified nine (9) Major Groups whose participation and involvement is critical to the achievement of the goal of Agenda 21 of sustainable development. One of these is the Women’s Major Group (WMG), where DAWN now serves as one of the co-organizing partners, together with Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), in the Rio+20 Process which follows up the outcomes of the Earth Summit and links it with the Post 2015 Development Agenda.