The Nigerian Young Greens Re-organisation meeting
The Nigerian Young Greens had a re-organisation and consultative meeting on 8th December 2012 at Abuja Nigeria. Among key outcomes was the resolution that Nigerian Young Greens would among other things promote the values and objectives of GYG. They were also resolute in their mandate as members of the Global Greens, the African Greens Federation and the Federation of Young African Greens to create linkages that would see them working better with these organisations. We hope to see more of the Nigerian Young Greens at GYG virtual events!
Ecological Party of Uganda (EPU) expands its Young Green Networks
EPU launched Young Greens of Nkumba University and Kigoowa parish on 2nd and 4th November 2012 respectively. In addition, the first ever Women Greens network was launched alongside the Young Greens of Kigoowa parish.
Kenya Young Greens (KYG) held its Annual General Meeting
KYG held its annual congress on 8th-9th November 2012 in Nairobi-Kenya. Among the key outcomes of the congress was a progress report of the gains of young greens in Kenya and the role of KYG within the African Region. This congress culminated in the visit of Kelvin Kaunda, president of the Zambian Young Greens to Kenya to create linkages with KYG and seek out areas of collaboration. This initiative will see the collaboration of most Young Green organisations in Africa.
The Malagasy Greens hold their convention in January 2013
The Malagasy Greens will hold their National Convention on 19th January 2013 in the run up to the Presidential elections in May 2013. The Greens presidents of 119 districts, the Greens presidents of 22, as well as Greens activists whom we have limited to about 3,000 people, plus diplomatic personnel, other colleagues heads of various political parties and and several members of the Transitional Government will attend this event. AGF has been invited to this event and in turn Young Greens from Africa. The Young Greens of Madagascar will also play a pivotal role in this convention.
New Zealand Young Greens Summer Camp
The traditional Summer Camp of the New Zealand Young Greens (NZYG) will take place from 31 January to 3 February 2013 in Thames, New Zealand. It is going to be a fun weekend at the former co-leader of the NZ Green Party's farm. We will be holding our AGM and running sessions on the Treaty of Waitangi, conflict resolution, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. Cost: $NZ45. Sadly no funding available. Check out the Facebook event here
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Australian Young Greens joined in the "Too Precious to Lose Campaign"
Young Greens from around Australia joined in the "Too Precious to Lose Campaign Day of Action" to protect Federal Environmental Laws from being handed over to the States. Thanks to broad public pressure, the Government has said they will not be going ahead with their plans at the moment.
Annual General Assembly of the Czech Young Greens
On the weekend from the 14th to the 16th of December 2012 the Czech Young Greens held their General Assembly. The members discussed a new approach to campaigning, statute changes and activities in the following year. Also a new board has been elected, consisting of 5 members.
General Assembly of the Austrian Young Greens
The Austrian Young Greens invite you to their General Assembly on 5 January 2013 in Tulln. From 3 January to 5 January they will also hold their New Year Conference titled "Achieving the Impossible". Register online
French Young Greens successful on all fronts
The last months have been quite intense and successful for the French Young Greens. Calling citizens up to build a more equal, ecological and fairer society, they ran a campaign supporting the draft law on legalization of homosexual marriage and adoption. More information can be found here
. Moreover, they protested against the project of a new airport
in Brittany in the West of France. In the coming year, they want to contribute to the national debate on energy transition. Find more on their website
German Young Greens' Seminar about Domination, Democracy and Anarchy
From the 14th to the 16th of December 2012 a seminar by the German Young Greens about the question of domination and power in contrast to equality and open participation of every person took place in Berlin, Germany. The participants learnt a lot about the structures that allow domination in theory and practice and also reflected their own behavior. For freedom and equality for everyone!