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Global Young Greens Newsletter

Dear Young Greens,

We are happy to send out the first newsletter of the Global Young Greens!

Here you can find news about events on the local, regional and global level as well as monthly updates about the work of the Steering Committee. We want to provide you with information in order to keep you updated and make our work as transparent as possible. Please spread the call and let your friends know about our activities! 

In case you have got news for the next newsletter which will be published in the first week of July, do not hesitate to send an email to sarahb@globalyounggreens.org.

Think globally, go Green!
Your GYG Steering Committee

Call for new GYG Working Groups

The Steering Committee is inviting all members of the Global Young Greens to submit their expressions of interest in forming new Working Groups. Working Groups are an opportunity for global collaboration and cooperation among members. They can be Thematic (e.g. ecology, economic justice, people movement, etc.), Technical (e.g. web-support, fundraising, development of the network) or Ad-hoc (e.g. focused on an activity, or campaign such as Rio+20). More information on Working Groups If you are interested in starting a new Working Group please contact sarahb@globalyounggreens.org with an explanation of your idea. Additional support will then be provided.

Join the Gender Working Group!

After the successful sessions on sexual and reproductive rights at the 3rd GYG Congress in Dakar, we are full of motivation to work on several topics and campaigns in the Gender Working Group. Right now we are planning a campaign on gay marriage and an online workshop session on Gender topics. To join us or obtain more information, please have a look at our page or send an email to sattywazir@yahoo.com. We are looking forward to working with you!
Global Greens @ Rio +20

Global Greens @ Rio+20

As part of the international Rio+20 summit the Brasilian Green Party are hosting a Global Greens event where we will adopt a text with the concept of green economy, proposals for a more environmentally balanced world and without poverty.

Date: June, 18th

Place: Assembleia Legislativa do Rio de Janeiro

More information can be found here.

GYG Congress Videos

Our wonderful camera crew consisting of Lorena Spülbeck and Evelyn Fey made amazing videos at the 3rd GYG Congress in Dakar.

You can find all of them here.

Resolutions passed in Dakar

By following this link you can find a list of resolutions passed at the 3rd GYG General Assembly on 29 March 2012.

Pictures of the Congress

Have a look at our Flickr account and check out our pictures!

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Upcoming Events

June, 5th
World Environment Day
Worldwide

June, 8th-23rd
Rio+20 Events
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June, 13th-23rd
Young Greens Brazil Meeting
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June, 17th-18th
North African Young Greens Meeting
Morocco

June, 18th
Meeting of the Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 20th-27th
FYEG Seminar
"Youth empowerment for Global Solidarity"
Brussels, Belgium

July 23rd-29th

CDN Summer Camp
"Green Perspective on European Values - Mission, Vision and Objective"
Minsk, Belarus

GYG SC

Check out the profiles of the new Steering Committee! There you can also find our personal contact details in order to approach us.

3rd GYG Congress 

Read the blog about the 3rd GYG Congress 2012 in Dakar!

Regional News

Europe


Report: FYEG General Assembly in Barcelona

In the middle of May 2012, around 80 Young Greens from over 20 different countries gathered near Barcelona for the annual Spring Conference and General Assembly of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG). Young activists representing 24 member organisations participated in the event, which took place between the 17th and 20th of May. Read the report here.

Report: GYG Delegates at the EGP Council

Global Young Greens were part of the European Green Party Council in Copenhagen (11-13 May 2012). We organised a stand to show our presence at the Council. Moreover we joined the FYEG and the Global Greens Workshop to strenghten our relationship with the two organizations. Read more.

Ecosprinter Yearbook 2012 published!

We are very happy to announce the availability of the Ecosprinter Yearbook 2012, a digital publication which gathers last year's best articles from the FYEG Online Magazine, the Ecosprinter. You can download it here.


Africa


Nairobi faces increased terror attacks

On 28th May 2012, right at the heart of Nairobi City, a blast, feared to be caused by a bomb injured atleast 35 people and destroyed property extensively. The blast is feared to have been orchestrated by the illegal Al Shabab militia group. However the Kenya Police and the FBI are investigating further. The attack comes as a possible retaliation owing to the presence of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Somalia.

Federation of Young African Greens (FYAG)

Following the re-organisation of Young African Greens in Dakar during the 3rd GYG Congress, Africa is all set to grow a strong regional federation of Young Greens that will collaborate with other regional federations in tackling global issues and more particularly focus on Green issues in Africa.


Asia-Pacific


New Zealand Wintercamp in July 2012

The New Zealand Young Greens Winter Camp is being held in Wellington on the 6-8 of July. The camp will include workshops, political discussions, future planning and some time for socialising. The Young Greens Winter Camp is a fantastic opportunity to meet other Young Greens, participate in a range of training sessions and learn more about the work of the Green MPs in Parliament. More information can be found on Facebook.

Australian Young Greens Conference  2012

The Tasmanian Young Greens are hosting the 2012 Australian Young Greens Conference in Hobart in August. The theme of this conference focuses on 40th Birthday of the Greens in Australia and will see delegates come up with their 40 year vision for Australia and the world. More information can be found here. The Facebook page provides you with news.


Americas


Report: Meeting with the Federation of Venezuelan NGOs

At the meeting of the Federation of Venezuelan NGOs working in the field of Environment and Human Rights we have been able to present GYG.

Rio+20

The American Young Greens are hosting a series of events throughout the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20. Several American Green Parties and Young Greens will be part of the side events to present GYG and raise their voices!

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, Amy Tyler,
Michaela Prassl, Teo Abaishvili, Bart Dhondt, Sarah Benke

Global Young Greens
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