Greens from around the world are warmly invited to join us for Global Greens Congress 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 March to 1 April 2012. Pre-registration is now open. If you're considering coming to Congress you can sign up to recieve all the latest information and announcements about Dakar 2012. Members of the Global Green family are also invited to submit proposals in preparation for the Congress.
Global Greens Congresses are exhilarating, empowering and vital. People come from all over the Green world with different cultures, diverse histories and many languages but united by a sense of global citizenship and committed to common political values and ideals. It is particularly exciting that Global Greens 2012 will be held in Africa, a continent that exemplifies both the hope and the challenge of the many pressing issues facing the world. This Congress will have on its agenda the push for real democracy flowering in north Africa, the need for fundamental economic reform and a Green New Deal, climate change and energy, and the safeguarding of life itself -- the world's biodiversity, especially in marine environments. It will take the next steps to strengthen the Global Greens and improve our capacity for cooperation and action.
The Greens are committed to tackling the social and ecological crises facing humanity and the planet. This Congress will focus on planning for action -- it will help shape Green politics and so world politics for the coming decades.
Global Greens 2012 will be hosted by the Fédération Démocratique des Ecologistes du Sénégal (FEDES) in partnership with the African Green Federation and the Global Greens Coordination. Other meetings will be held in conjunction with the Congress to make the most of the opportunity for people to come together. This is the third Global Greens Congress and the first in Africa. The first Congress was in Canberra, Australia, in 2001 and the second in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 2008.
Information about the Congress venue, program, registration fees and other details will be posted as it becomes available. If you need a visa to visit Senegal it would be wise to make enquiries early.
The Congress organisers would particularly appreciate donations to help make this Congress as inclusive and successful as possible. Contributions of any amount will be much appreciated. You can donate here now.
We look forward to seeing you in Senegal.