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Global Greens Charter

The Global Greens Charter was adopted by consensus at the first Global Greens Congress in Canberra, Australia in 2001. The core of the document sets out the principles that bind together Greens from around the world: ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, sustainability and respect for diversity.  The second section is a 'political action' plan covering some of the most pressing problems facing the world. This section was reviewed and updated at the third Global Greens Congress in Dakar, Senegal in 2012.  The revised charter can be found in both .html and .pdf formats below.

The Charter is the foundational Greens' document. It draws upon the charters and constitutions of Green parties around the world, as well as some ideas from the Earth Charter and from the First Planetary Gathering of Greens at Rio in 1992. Over two years in the making, the original 2001 version went through numerous revisions as comments and amendments were incorporated. In Canberra, hundreds more amendments were proposed.  Debates and negotiations culminated on the final afternoon of the Congress in a rivetting session where contentious clauses were decided one by one on the floor.  The finished Charter was adopted by acclamation, a truly momentous accomplishment.

Web version: Global Greens Charter (2012 Version) in English

The Global Greens Charter has been translated into a number of languages.  The 2012 edition is available below in .pdf format in English and three other languages. The 2001 version is available in English and five other languages.  Translations of the 2012 charter into additional languages will be posted as they become available.

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