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Global Young Greens Newsletter

Dear Young Greens,

Are you interested in environmental issues? Our newly founded GYG Climate Working Group is looking for more members who would love to supprt them. If you are curious about their work, just read their call below!

Besides that you can find many more news from around the globe in our monthly newsletter. You would like to make your news public in the next issue? Then get in touch with Sarah at sarahb@globalyounggreens.org.

Sunny regards,
Your Steering Committee

Call for Members

Join the GYG Climate Working Group!


Hello Green enthusiasts!

We are the newly founded GYG Climate Working Group and we want to discuss environmental issues, e.g. climate change, energy, climate justice, biodiversity and much more. You are motivated to join an enthusiastic, open-minded and international group of young green people? Then you are very welcome to join us! Just subscribe to our mailing list here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask Tanya (tanya.gutmanis@greenparty.ca) or Jennifer (gj.jenniferwerthwein@yahoo.de).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Become a Member of GYG!

Whether you are a green-minded individual, or part of a youth organisation with green values, applying for GYG membership is a quick and easy process that will only take you a few minutes. Find out more about it here.

New FYEG EC

The Federation of Young European Greens recently elected a new Executive Committee. Read about it here!

GYG Congress Video

In March 2012, over 70 young people from all over the world met in the Senegal capital of Dakar for the 3rd Global Young Greens Congress. This was a special Congress because it was held at the same time as the 2nd Global Greens Congress. Check out the Congress video here!

Upcoming Events

June 2th-9th
Energy Campaign Training
by FYEG
Vienna, Austria

June 5th
World Environment Day
by UNEP
worldwide

June 20th
World Refugee Day
by UNHCR
worldwide

Statement from Young Greens of Turkey

There are a few hot issues happening in Istanbul right now and the Young Greens of Turkey want to inform you briefly about them. Here you can read their Press Statement.

GYG at the 9th AETC in Cape Verde

Judith Mulwa from the Kenya Young Greens represented GYG at the recently concluded 9th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations held in Mindelo-Cape Verde. You can read her report here.

Regional News


Africa


Southern Africa Greens Congress

The Southern African Greens Congress was held on the 26th and 27th May in Maputo Mozambique. The same was hosted by Paritido Ecologista In Mozambique. Patrick Sindane from South Africa was re-elected as President.

GYG represented at the Africa Youth Forum

Rose Wachuka, member of the GYG SC from the African region, represented GYG at the just concluded African Youth Forum organised in the framework of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the OAU held from 22nd to 25th May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Rose made a presentation on Youth Engagement in Addressing Climate Change. She was also part of the young persons who took part in the inter-generational meeting with various Heads of State from the Region. Image impressions of the same can be accessed here.

Africa-Europe Youth Platform

The Africa-Europe Youth Platform will take place from 24th to 27th June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The same is hosted by the European Youth Forum. GYG as a member of the Network of International Youth Organisations in Africa (NIYOA) was involved in the preliminary discussions and planning meeting towards this forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23rd May 2013.


Europe

 

FYEG General Assembly

The last General Assembly (GA) of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) was hold in Mechelen, Belguim from the 17th to the 21st of May. A new EC was elected and the GA adopted a campaign plan and a acivity plan for the next year. In addition to that, the GA agreed on diverse resolutions on Roma people and why we want to strive for a European solidarity instead of a European identity.

Join the bus tours of the German Young Greens' election campaign!

The German Young Greens are campaigning for a political change: On 22nd September 2013 federal elections will be held and we want to take the chance to green the German parliament! The weeks before the elections young activists will be traveling through the country in small buses to do any kind of campaigning activities with the local groups of the Greens and the Young Greens. To show that we want to overcome the narrow-minded thinking in national borders, we kindly invite guests from all over Europe and the globe to join us. Interested? Write to felix.deist@gruene-jugend.de for more information!

Austrian Young Greens take a stand against homophobia

On 17th May 2013 Austrian Young Greens implemented actions to stop the discrimination of LGBTQ people (LesbianGayBisexualTranssexualQueer). The motto translates as following: “Love whom you want to love!”. There are many pictures on the website waiting to be looked at. Maybe your organization is interested in organizing a flash/smart mob or action as well. In case you need help get in touch with michaela.prassl@gmail.com.
Steering Committee

Rose Wachuka, Nassima Guettal, Forget Chinomona, Michel Perlo,
Julia Duppre, Bernardo Estacio, Tanya Gutmanis, Jaime Andres Carrero,
Robyn Lewis, Yangki Imade Suara, Alex Surace,
Michaela Prassl, Teo Abaishvili, Bart Dhondt, Sarah Benke

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