Our mandate from 1992 onwards.
Agenda 21 formalised nine sectors and rightsholder groups of society as the main channels through which broad participation would be facilitated in UN activities related to sustainable development. These are officially called "major groups".
Since then, the term has been expanded and referenced in over a dozen UN General Assembly resolutions. The UNMGCY receives its mandate from these resolutions, bilateral agreements and/or terms of reference its specific entities.