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6 March The run-off election has been set for Sunday 25 March, with results due on 28 March. We are evaluating the implications for the Congress which begins on 29 March and will provide another update before the end of the week. 2 March President Abdoulaye Wade and second-placed opposition candidate Macky Sall will contest a run-off Presidential election in mid-March. The first round of the election was completed peacefully on Friday with Wade gaining 35% and Sall 27% of the vote. The date... Read more
The third Global Greens Congress takes place in Dakar, Senegal, from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 1 April 2012. In the days beforehand, Global Young Greens will hold their third Congress, there will be a Rio+20 NGO forum, and side meetings of Greens from Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Together this is Dakar 2012.Greens and Green-minded friends from around the world are warmly invited to join in making Dakar 2012 the most most successful, inclusive and influential global Green event ever... Read more
Global Greens 2012 Congress in Dakar, Senegal, 29 March – 1 April.  Update in English, French and Spanish. Register.  Donate.  Apply for support.  Keep up to date with Dakar 2012.English: Dakar 2012 -- 100 days to go!The Global Greens is the network of the world's Green parties and political movements, the only global political family that stands up for the environment, peace, democracy and justice. From tiny beginnings in 1972 we have grown to 88 parties in 82 countries. Today elected Greens... Read more
In a breakthrough election that saw the Greens win 11.06% of the party vote, their highest percentage ever, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand won 14 seats in New Zealand's 121 seat parliament on November 25. Read more
Green Party of Canada Deputy Leader Adriane Carr was elected to the Vancouver City Council on November 19th. Carr co-founded the first Green Party in North America, the BC (British Columbia) Green Party, in 1983 and has played a leading role in the development of the Greens in Canada ever since. Her election follows that of Elizabeth May, the first Green elected to the Canadian parliament, from the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands in May of 2011. Read more
The death of Prof Wangari Maathai on 25 September 2011 has shocked and saddened the Global Greens. She contributed so much to the world through the Green Belt Movement, through her work promoting women’s rights, and through her tireless campaigns for peace and the environment, especially in Africa. Read more
Suresh Nautiyal’s Keynote address on the Himalaya Day functions at the Apeejay University, Haryana on September 9, 2011. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ladies, Gentlemen and dear students, I feel obliged and honoured to be here among you. The Himalaya Day is being observed on September 9, since last year i.e. the year 2010. The Himalaya Day was conceptualised by the ecological activists who wanted to engage the planners, policy-makers, concerned citizens, media, the civil society... Read more
The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is calling for ideas and proposals from all sections of the Global Greens family to help prepare for the third Global Greens Congress, the first in Africa. As movements in north Africa take the lead in the democratic struggle, the Dakar Congress will be an opportunity to learn from and exchange with the African Greens.  A Global Green response is needed to address the challenges of a growing global food crisis, widespread government inaction on climate... Read more
Over 40 delegates from 13 countries attended the African Greens Academy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on the 25th and 26th June. As well the strategic development of the African Green Federation (AGF) and the AGF’s contribution as hosts of the upcoming Global Greens Congress Read more
In the British seaside city of Brighton, Greens won 33% city wide and 23 seats in May 5th elections to achieve the first Green Party-led city council in UK history. The party's local manifesto "A Fresh Start for a Fair City" was headed by a pledge to resist the service cuts and privatisation imposed by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat national coalition government. This same area helped elect Caroline Lucas as the first Green to the House of Commons in 2010. Read more
Elizabeth May wins
In May 2011, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Canadian Greens, decisively won the seat of Saanich-Gulf Islands in British Columbia despite the archaic Canadian first-past-the-post voting system. She is the first Green elected to the House of Commons, a truly historic breakthrough. Read "Elizabeth May and the Canadian Greens Make History" by Camille Labchuk, Green Party of Canada Federal Councillor and former Press Secretary to Elizabeth May and Jordy Gold, Elizabeth May Deputy Campaign Manager. Read more
Winfried Kretschmann in parliament
On 27 March 2011, the Greens and Social Democrats (SPD) won a historic election victory in the Germany state of Baden-Württemberg. The Greens for the first time ever emerged as the senior partner in a coalition government. They won 24.2% of the vote against the SPD 23.1% to oust the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) after 60 years. Following the successful negotiation of a coalition agreement with the SPD, titled 'Change Begins', Greens leader Winfried Kretschmann is the new Governor. He... Read more
After the Tsunami
We, the Global Greens, representing more than 80 Green parties around the world, express our solidarity with the Japanese people at this tragic time.  We send deep condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of this terrible tragedy.Global Greens call on governments and civil society organisations in our respective countries to express their solidarity not only in words but also through practical help.  The scale of the disaster is horrendous, with thousands of people... Read more
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The Global Greens call in the strongest possible terms for an immediate halt to the bloody crackdown launched by the regime of Colonel Gaddafi and his clan against Libyan protesters. The bombing of unarmed people whose only 'crime' is going to the streets to protest, if confirmed, constitutes a crime against humanity. Similarly, the use of mercenary forces to attack unarmed civilians is a flagrant human rights violation. Colonel Gaddafi should resign.Greens all over the world express their... Read more
The Global Greens warmly congratulate the Egyptian people and especially the militants and activists whose commitment and courage made it possible to put an end to the Mubarak regime and animated this wonderful and historic movement. Read more
Benin. Barefoot photographers of Tilonia
The Global Greens call on the leaders of the world’s industrialised countries at Cancun to reverse the failure of Copenhagen and create the conditions for a strong legally binding global climate agreement to avoid dangerous climate change and facilitate adaptation. COP 16 at Cancun Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December, is the sixteenth meeting of parties to the UN Framework on Climate Convention since it was negotiated at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Green parties from around a dozen... Read more
Kazumi Inamura
Greens candidate Ms Kazumi Inamura was elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki on Sunday 21 November with an overwhelming 54.3% of the vote. This is the first time in Japan that a Green candidate has been elected to the position of Mayor and the Global Greens congratulate Kazumi Inamura and Greens Japan on this landmark success. Aged 38 Ms Inamura is reportedly the youngest female city mayor in the history of Japan. She defeated three other candidates to win the mayoralty. The City of Amagasaki... Read more



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