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A brief history

The Global Greens was founded at the first Global Greens Congress, held in Canberra, Australia in April 2001.  This was the culmination of a 30-year journey from the beginning of the world's first Green parties in 1972. These were in the Australian state of Tasmania (the United Tasmania Group) and in New Zealand (the Values Party). Others followed quickly: in 1973 PEOPLE (later the Ecology Party) was set up in the UK and in other European countries Green and radical parties sprang up in the following years.

By 1992 there were enough Green parties to hold the first Planetary Meeting of Greens, in conjunction with the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil. In 1999, the Milenio Verde conference in Oaxaca, Mexico, was attended by 150 Greens from 24 countries. 

In 2001, the first Global Greens Congress adopted the Global Greens Charter, and set up mechanisms for ongoing collaboration: the Global Greens Coordination and the Global Greens Network.  In 2008 the second Congress in São Paolo, Brazil adopted 21 Commitments for the 21st Century, and set the groundwork for employing the first Global Greens Secretary appointed in 2010.  The third Congress was held in Dakar, Senegal in 2012. 

Next Congress

The fourth Congress is scheduled for Liverpool, England on 30 March through 2 April, 2017.


Statutory documents of the Global Greens - Statutes and Rulebook

The Statutes of the Global Greens were adopted in Bolivia, 27 November 2013 - Find them below in English, Spanish and French

The Rulebook of the Global Greens were adopted the 1st September 2015 - Find them below in English, Spanish and French


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