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African Green Federation (AGF), following with great interest Zimbabwe's presidential elections on July 31, 2018, was shocked to discover the scenes of violence and horror perpetrated against civilians by government soldiers.Several civilians belonging to opposition political parties were killed at close range by government soldiers setting off a manhunt in the ranks of the opposition. Several opposition leaders are wanted and abducted and their homes visited at night. It is in this climate of... Read more
Green parties in Sweden, Norway & Finland call for a risk and ability assessment to collaboratively confront our shared climate change challenges. "We, leaders of three Nordic Green Parties, believe that in a situation where climate change is expected to give our countries a much warmer climate that makes our extensive pine forests more vulnerable to fires of the kind now raging, the Nordic countries need to develop their common ability to create and maintain a robust and sustainable... Read more
Greens/EFA MEP Julia Reda at the JURI committee meeting vote on copyright in the digital single market. Photograph © European Union 2018
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) met in Strasbourg between 2 - 5 July to debate and vote on a host of issues. It also included a speech by Austrain Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to mark the beginning of Austria's presidency of the Council of the European Union and a 'Future of Europe' speech by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as part of a series of debates by national leaders. Here are 5 key takeaways for the Greens at a European level:The reform of the copyrigt law.  In a hotly... Read more
Solidarity action to support Turkish Greens held by the Party of Greens of Ukraine members July 30, 2018 in Kyiv in front of Turkish Embassy. Read more
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has submitted to the National Electoral Commission a list of 34 parliamentary candidates, which includes 16 women and 18 men.DGPR’s third congress held on 23 June 2018 confirmed the party’s participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections. It also confirmed the revised political platform which will serve as a manifesto. Election will be held on 2nd and 3rd September, while campaigns will begin on 13th August and end on 1st September.Please find the... Read more
Co-chairs of the Green party in Turkey, Yeşil Sol Parti, are among 11 people facing an 8-year jail term if convicted for their peace activism. The trial will be held at the Ankara Central Court on 19 July at 10am. An international delegation of Green Parliamentarians from Belgium, Sweden and Germany will attend the trial to express support and solidarity from the Green political family towards our Turkish friends. The Global Greens stand in solidarity with Yeşil Sol Parti and all people who... Read more
The impact of militarism & capitalism on environmental justice:How can the Greens use a peace-oriented security policy to achieve a demilitarised world? A Global Greens webinar in collaboration with Green Party United StatesDate: Thursday, 27 September 2018Time: 11:30am UTC. Click here to see your local time conversion.  Duration 1.5 hours.Join the Webinar by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/703131205Attendance is free of charge.  Webinar language: EnglishIn this webinar:Speakers from... Read more
The Executive Secretary is responsible for facilitating the connection, consolidation and campaigning among the Members of the Global Greens, including managing the day-to-day operations of the GG Secretariat. The GG Executive Secretary is accountable to the Global Greens Coordination (GGC) committee which consists of political representatives of the four regional federations: African Greens Federation, Asia Pacific Greens Federation, European Green Party, Federation of the Green Parties of... Read more
Date: Monday, 09 July 2018, Time: 10:30am UTC. In this webinar: Green activists discuss their experience forming coalitions in different contexts: as a candidate in elections, as a parliamentarian at the local and national levels, in government and within the Global Greens family. The webinar begins with Christine Milne speaking about her autobiography An Activist Life and some lessons learned from her experience being part of the Australian Green's development since its founding in 1972,... Read more
APGF Women's Network - Webinar
You all are Cordially Invited to the Webinar.Lets inspire each other and meet women from all over the world by participating in the Webinar.Hope to see you all there! Read more
In a world where everything is interconnected, we mustn't lose sight of global issues at our National Conferences.By Viv Glance, Australian Greens International Secretary and Convenor of our Global Issues Working Group.Original article: https://greens.org.au/magazine/global-issues-national-conference We live in a world where communications and economies, movement of people and human rights are all interconnected. As part of a global movement the Greens are well placed to highlight our concerns... Read more
(Shin, Ji-ye candidate for Seoul Mayor) & (Go, Eun-young candidate for Jeju Island Governor)
From Feminist Seoul Mayor to Jeju Governor with No Development“I am a Feminist Candidate for Seoul Mayor.” (Shin, Ji-ye candidate for Seoul Mayor)“Let’s Vote for our Dream! No Development, Yes Basic Income! (Go, Eun-young candidate for Jeju Island Governor)Green Party Korea (GP Korea) advanced Green politics to Korean society at the June 2018 election campaign; the party fielded 32 candidates in total - one for municipal government mayor, twelve local council members, and one proportional... Read more
Shin Ji-ye  (Photo credit: Yonhap)
Green Party candidate Shin Ji-ye who ran on a platform of feminism and the protection of animal rights surprised voters after finishing fourth in this year’s heavily contested Seoul mayor’s race. The feminist candidate won over 80,000 votes, according to the National Election Commission, fending off competition from the likes of left-wing candidate Kim Jong-min from the Justice Party. Shin is thought to be the first candidate in South Korea’s political history to openly run on a feminist... Read more
The seeds of India Greens (pan-India Green party) were sown in a meeting on 2nd of July 2017 in New Delhi. More than 40 people from 17 Indian states came together to express that they needed a Green party in the country. They knew for sure that there was an urgent need for a Green party in the era of globalisation, marketisation and climate change. And due to this, they were aspiring for last several years to found this party. There were attempts in the past which nonetheless failed, but... Read more
An interview with co-leader and climate minister from the New Zealand Greens on their successes in government so far and the challenges that lie ahead. Read more
Du 10 au 12 mai 2018, s’est tenu dans la salle de réunion de l’Hôtel RELAX à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), le 4ème congrès de la Fédération des Verts d’Afrique sous le thème : « Politique verte pour une Afrique Durable ».Au cours de leurs travaux, les congressistes venus de l’Algérie, du Burkina-Faso, du Burundi, du Congo Brazzaville, de la République Démocratique du Congo, du Tchad, de l’Egypte, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Kenya, de Madagascar, du Mali, du Maroc, du Niger, du Rwanda, du Sénégal, du... Read more
FINAL PRESS RELEASE OF THE 4th AFRICAN GREENS FEDERATION CONGRESSThe African Greens Federation held its 4th Congress at Hotel RELAX in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from the 10th to the 12th May 2018, under the theme: « Green Politics for a Sustainable Africa ».Congress participants came from the following countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Uganda,... Read more
OPENNING REMARKS BY THE EAGF PRESIDENT ON THE EAGF-WN MEETING HELD AT FAIRWAY HOTEL, KAMPALA, UGANDA ON THE 5TH APRIL 2018Dear AllMy names are Thomas Kentos Bakyayita the President EAGF and the Secretary General of the Ecological Party of Uganda.First, I would like to welcome you all in this EAGF-WN training workshop. Thanks you for your continued acceptance to allow participating and believing all have travelled well from your home countries. On behalf of EAGF and all Executive members here;... Read more
My name is Robinah K. Nanyunja, Iam the AGF Treasurer and a member of EPU. I am very pleased for your invitation to come and share my political experience with the valuable women of the EAGF. The road to the 2016 national elections in Uganda where I was a parliamentary candidate was full of learning and discovery within a very short period of time. I gathered knowledge and practical experiences that were unheard of in my life experiences. Read more
Lehet Más a Politika (LMP), the Green Hungarian EGP member party, has gained additional votes, a higher percentage of the overall vote, and more seats. We congratulate Bernadett Szell and her colleagues on this achievement. During the campaign, an even better result for LMP had at times been expected. It is good that they survived a very obnoxious campaign by the ruling party, but obviously the way towards a powerful alternative in Hungary that does prove that politics can indeed be different... Read more

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