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Egyptian dishes, Thomas Leplus
Perpetrators of the brutal crackdown against Morsi supporters must be brought to justice  The Global Greens call on the Egyptian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the brutal crackdown on Friday 26th July against supporters of ousted President Morsi, with its terrible toll of dead and injured. We call on all political factions to end the clashes on the street and on the Government to take all necessary measures to restore peace and prevent similar atrocities from happening... Read more
The Global Greens strongly condemn the widespread indiscriminate espionage revealed by US whistleblower and former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, Edward Snowden, and declare their support for his courageous conduct. In revealing the existence of massive data surveillance and listening systems such as PRISM and Tempora operated by US secret services, often in cooperation with those of other countries, Mr Snowden has done the world a service. The Global Greens, the network of more than... Read more
Pakistan Greens Chair Liaquat Ali Shaikh, his wife and driver were attacked at gunpoint and robbed on June 19, 2013 in Hyerabad city, Sindh province, Pakistan. This follows the murder of a Greens activist during the Greens’ election campaign. Preceding this campaign Liaquat Shaikh was kidnapped and held for a week to deter him from continuing in Green politics. The Global Greens express grave concern at this latest attack and call for the Pakistan authorities to investigate thoroughly,... Read more
Pakistan Green Party activist, Mr Shahnawaz Panhwer, was killed by unknown people at Dadu, Sindh province on 28 April 2013. The assassination followed threats by representatives of the outgoing government, and demands that the Greens candidate of Dadu PS-73, Mr. Imtiaz Ali Panhwer, withdraw from the forthcoming national elections. The Global Greens strongly condemn this murder and call upon the Pakistani authorities to begin an immediate investigation into the crime and publish their findings.... Read more
The global impact of the Fukushima disaster highlights the responsibility of all nations to ensure the safety of citizens and protect our planet for future generations. We are all implicated in the nuclear supply chain, whether that be through uranium mining, refining, power generation, radioactive waste, nuclear weapons, or through complicity by not discouraging the practice of our trading partners. Read more
Windturbines. Photo: Steve Fareham
The Doha meeting of parties to the UN Climate Convention failed to give the world hope or leadership on combating climate change, according to the Global Greens.The meeting had no sense of urgency and made little real progress despite warnings by the World Bank and others that the world is heading for temperature rises of 4ºC or more.The next three years are crucial to close the gap between the action needed to avoid catastrophic climate change and what is being offered by the world’s... Read more
There is no planet B. Image, Marc Kjerland
As parties to the UN Climate Convention meet in Doha from 26 November to 7 December, the Global Greens note with alarm assessments from many major global institutions that the world is facing a climate catastrophe unless urgent action is taken.In recent weeks --the United Nations Environment Program reported that the gap between actual emissions and those needed to stem global warming is growing;the World Meteorological Organisation recorded record levels of CO2 and other climate pollutants in... Read more
Applications are now closed. The Global Greens invite applications for the position of Global Greens Secretary, based in the European Greens' office in Brussels, Belgium, starting in early 2013. The Secretary’s role is to provide assistance to the GGC, Convener, Executive and Treasurer (see below for detailed job description). The appointment of a full-time Secretary is a major step forward in the development of the Global Greens. Read more
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The Global Greens Coordination (GGC) is delighted to announce that, in a major step forward, the Global Greens Secretariat will move from Australia to Brussels in 2013 with the position of Secretary becoming full-time. The GGC met in Athens on 6-8 November in the lead up to this weekend’s European Greens Council meeting and made several significant decisions. Read more
The Global Greens welcome his release a few days ago but remain deeply disturbed about the circumstances of his detention, including being held incommunicado and without charge. Read more
The Global Greens today call on the Pakistan government to take all necessary steps to secure the release of Mr. Liaquat Ali Shaikh as a matter of urgency and express their grave concern at his detention. Mr Liaquat, Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party and a member of the Global Greens Coordination, was detained on September 19, 2012 in Jacobabad City, Sindh Province, Pakistan, while overseeing the distribution of relief materials for flood-affected people. Read more
Rio +20 will be a wasted effort unless it produces binding agreements to take the world forward on a path of truly sustainable development and of enforceable environmental governance, according to the Global Greens. The Global Greens is the network of the world’s Green parties and political movements covering parties in nearly 90 countries around the world. Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, in March 2012, the Global Greens agreed a Rio+20 resolution emphasizing the need for ecological and social... 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
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
Release Liu Xiaobo
The Global Greens calls on the government of the People's Republic of China to immediately release the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo and other prisoners of conscience, and take positive measures to further the democratization of China.Liu, former professor of Beijing Normal University, was fired from his job and served 20 months in prison due to his participation in the Tiananmen protests in 1989. From 1996 to 1999, he spent three years in a labor re-education camp for having called... Read more
Marina Silva
The extraordinary result obtained in the national elections in Brazil on Sunday the 3rd October by presidential candidate Marina Silva and the Green Party, demonstrates the increasing popularity of Green ideas and proposals in Brazil and around the world. Despite the popularity of outgoing President Lula, the Greens were able to obtain a sensational result and become one of the main political forces in this huge country. Read more
Andre Kagwa Rwisereka
The Global Greens express their deep shock and sadness at the murder of Rwandan Greens Vice President Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka on 13 July 2010. Mr Rwisereka was a prominent member of the Rwandan Greens who have been systematically blocked from registering as a political party. The assassination of André Kagwa Rwisereka is a tragic event that requires a strong reaction from the Rwandan institutions. The murderers of André Kagwa Rwisereka must be identified and brought to justice. Read more

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