Congress 2001 was held in Canberra Australia from 14-16 April, preceded by a meeting of Global Young Greens on 7--9 April, and the Rio+10 International Workshop on 12-13 April (a collaboration between the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Friends of the Earth Australia and the Green Institute). Over 800 people attended from more than 70 countries. This was the first truly global meeting of the Greens and it was amazing!
Congress 2001 produced tangible outcomes that endure. The Global Greens Charter, our founding statement of principles, was negotiated and adopted by acclamation after years of negotiation and days of debate at the Congress. Resolutions to establish decision-making and communication mechanisms were passed, enabling the formation of the Global Greens Coordination and the Global Greens Network. At the outset of the new century the Greens were positioned to play an important role in the politics of the 21st century.
• Watch the video from Global Greens 2001
Spinifex - Newsletter of the Global Greens Congress