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The Global Greens are concerned for the well-being of the National Organising Secretary of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR), Mr Jean Damascene Munyeshyaka, who went missing on 27 June. We strongly support the call by the DGPR for the Rwandan authorities to expedite their investigations. People should be able to participate in politics without fear for their safety. Read more
The Green family is the world's fastest growing political family with members in nearly 90 countries. Friends of Global Greens (FROGG) are working together to make the Global Greens into a truly influential organisation – and we need you to join us. YOU can become a FROGG by making a regular donation to the Global Greens. You will join others across the globe working together to enhance Green cooperation and create global partnerships, offer capacity building and support global networks and... Read more
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By Marko Ulvila The results of the month-long Indian parliamentary elections were announced on May 16, 2014. The Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased its vote share to 31 percent and got a simple majority in the Lower House (Lok Sabha) with 282 seats out of 543. Other partners in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 54 seats, taking the NDA tally to 336 seats. The gain of 166 seats is the biggest victory since the 1984 election where Rajiv Gandhi of the... Read more
On May 28th 2014, the Global Greens was legally recognized as an International Non-Profit Organization in Belgium. We are proud of this achievement and a big thank you to all the people who contributed and supported the registration process. Read more
By Suresh Nautiyal (Green activist, journalist and GGC Member) IN INDIA, the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house) General Election will conclude this May 12, 2014 and the election results will be announced on May 16 about India's next central government. The outcome is uncertain. Whereas Indian voters feel disenchanted with the ruling United Progressive Alliance led by the Indian National Congress (INC), the main opposition National Democratic Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not... Read more
The first ever 'be green globally' event will start on April 12th and last until the Earth Day on April 22nd. Organized in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United States, it can be joined from everywhere by registering to www.begreenglobally.org. Be green globally is a ten-day sharing of ideas and helping to raise money for our common efforts to make the world we live in a greener, cleaner, more inclusive one for us and all those that follow us. Read more
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fifth assessment report has been released, warning that the effects of climate change are already been felt across the world and are likely to become “severe, pervasive and irreversible” in the years to come. Read more
The Taiwan Sunflower Student Movement, also known as the March 18 Student Movement or Occupy Taiwan Legislature, is a protest movement that began on March 18, 2014, in the Legislative Yuan and continues to spread with tens of thousands of people from around the country joining the demonstrators. 台灣太陽花學運—又稱「318學運」、「佔領國會事件」—是指2014年3月18日開始,在立法院內的抗爭運動,全國各地成千上萬人紛紛加入抗爭,規模持續擴大。   Green Party Taiwan is actively supporting the protest movement and calling on the Taiwan government to resolve the issues... Read more
The Taiwan Sunflower Student Movement (太陽花學運), also known as the March 18 Student Movement (318學運) or Occupy Taiwan Legislature (佔領國會事件), is a protest movement that began on March 18, 2014, in the Legislative Yuan and continues to spread. Tens of thousands of people from around the country have joined the demonstrators. Green Party Taiwan is actively supporting the protest movement and calling on the Taiwan government to resolve the issues by peaceful means including through a participatory... Read more
On March 11th 2014, the day of the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima explosion, Greens all over the world organised actions and events to remember, to show support to Japanese people and to remind their fight against nuclear power.  According to the Global Greens Charter, Political action point 3.5 "The Greens oppose any expansion of nuclear power and will work to phase it out rapidly" Facebook album collects pictures of Green Actions Globally. If you have more send it to secretary@globalgreens.... Read more
The European Greens have condemned the recent terrible bloodshed in Ukraine and stated their solidarity with the Ukrainian people in efforts to reach a peaceful, stable and democratic solution. No government in the world has the right to use such violence against its own people, as has happened in recent days. Dozens of people were killed and countless people injured. Greens have expressed their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and called for those responsible for... Read more
At a ceremony in a sunlight garden in La Paz, Bolivia, the representatives of the Global Greens sign the statute which give legal statute as mandated by our congress in Dakar 2012. The Global Greens were founded in Canberra, Australia, 2001. Check our Facebook album Read more
Greens aid and development spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has urged the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to publicly commit to continuing Australia's aid program to Afghanistan following today's report of a possible wind down of assistance to that country. (AFR page 1) "After more than a decade of war and destruction of infrastructure and the associated social dislocation, any reduction in Australian aid to Afghanistan would bring hardship, suffering and a setback for women," Senator Rhiannon... Read more
It’s not even summer and huge bushfires have broken out along Australia’s east coast, especially in the blue mountains near Sydney where hundreds of houses have burnt down. The Greens are pointing out that climate change means we can expect larger, more frequent and more terrifying wildfires. The new conservative government doesn’t want to talk about the connection; instead it’s winding back climate action. Read more
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its 5th report on the on 27 September 2013, bringing together over 800 scientists to make a comprehensive assessment of what we know about the science of climate change. Read more
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The Norwegian Green Party Wins a Seat in Parliament! By Eva GoesThis is the first parliamentary win for the the Norwegian Green party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) since its establishment 25 years ago.  In the previous Parliament elections in 2009 the Norwegian Greens received 0.3% of the vote; this year support reached nearly 4% in an opinion poll.  Rarely has a party grown so quickly.Miljøpartiet De Grønne's (MDG) main message was focused on the environment and quality of life.  As other parties... Read more
Australia has swung to the right. It’s not a landslide but the conservative Abbott government will have a comfortable majority in the new parliament. The Greens are jubilant about holding Adam Bandt’s seat in the House of Representatives with a massive swing of 7.8% giving him a primary vote of 43.4% (the lower house of parliament has single member electorates and preferential voting). The Greens are also more likely than not to have ten Senators in the new parliament, one more than at present... Read more
The Nepali Greens joined recent mass protests against the torture and exploitation of Kamlari women that resulted in the government agreeing to take steps to abolish the practice. Whether they do so remains to be seen. Kamlaris are a group of Nepalese girls and women who have historically been treated like slaves by people of a higher caste. In 2000, Nepal outlawed the Kamalari system, and in 2006, the Supreme Court of Nepal banned child exploitation, including the Kamalari system. However, due... Read more
Greens Japan agains nuclear power and TPP
The Global Greens are strongly encouraging Greens Japan who are contesting Japan’s Upper House elections for the first time and campaigning against nuclear power and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Greens Japan have 10 candidates standing in the 121 member Upper House. The elections on 21 July will be the first for the Upper House since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, and a test of Japan’s attitude to nuclear power. Read more

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