World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Global Young Greens

Article Id: WHEBN0005586147
Reproduction Date:

Title: Global Young Greens  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Global Greens, Green politics, DWARS, Federation of Young European Greens, Environmental movement
Collection: Global Greens, Youth Wings of Green Parties
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Global Young Greens

Global Young Greens
Industry Environment, Social Justice, Democracy
Founded 2007
Headquarters global, officially Brussels, Belgium
Key people
Steering Committee (last elected 2012)
Website .org.globalyounggreenswww
Part of a series on
Green politics
Sunflower symbol

The Global Young Greens (GYG) is an emerging global organisation supporting and consolidating the efforts of young people working towards Belgian law.


  • History 1
  • Principles 2
  • Objectives 3
  • Steering Committee (SC) 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The first informal meeting of young greens from around the world was held in

  • official website
  • Statutes of the GYG
  • Global Greens

External links

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^


See also

Previous members of the SC elected in Berlin (until the Congress in Dakar) are: Adam Sommerfeld (Canada), Alex Surace (Australia), Ann Bulimu (Kenya), Anna Kavalenka (Belarus), Clarence Chollet (Switzerland), Chung-Ming Wang (Taiwan), Jesùs López (Venezuela), Kalpana Ambepitiya (Sri Lanka), Kelvin Kaunda (Zambia), Lukas Beiglböck (Austria), Mareike Rehl (Germany), Masami Muramatsu (Japan), Roberta Morena Santos (Brazil), Roselin Monogla (Benin), Sandra Guzman (Mexico),

Members of the SC elected in Dakar (until the next Congress) are: Alex Surace (Indonesia),

Steering Committee (SC)

  • Empower young people within the framework of participatory democracy
  • Create a space for young people to be active without being dominated by older generations
  • Address inequalities between organizations and individuals
  • Forge strong links between sectors and organizations
  • Further the Green principles on planet Earth

The objectives of GYG are to:[5]


  • Protection and restoration of the environment and respect towards animals
  • Sustainable, equitable and just development
  • Social Justice
  • Grassroots, participatory and global democracy, and in particular empowering young people to participate and build more democratic societies
  • Peaceful and non-military conflict resolution, arms control, disarmament
  • Gender justice, empowerment of women
  • Inter-generational justice, empowerment of youth and children
  • Freedom from discrimination on any grounds whatsoever, and equality for all
  • Empowerment of marginalised and disadvantaged people.
  • Just globalisation and fair trade
  • Personal freedom on the basis of universal human rights
  • The right of all people to self-determination particularly indigenous people.

Additionally, the Global Young Greens are striving for the following principles on all levels (local, national, regional, global):

But this is merely the tip of the iceberg- for a full understanding of what it means to be Green, one and all should read the Global Greens Charter which is endorsed by GYG.

  • ecological sustainability
  • social justice
  • grassroots democracy
  • peace

Membership is open to people 35 and under who identify as Green. Green principles are generally known as “the four principles”:[4]


The Second Congress of the GYG was held August 8–13, 2010 in the German capital Berlin.[3] Over 100 delegates from 48 nations participated in the Congress which lasted for 6 days and included dozens of workshops, several high-level panel debates as well as alternative approaches to exchanging ideas and learning from each other. In Berlin, the structures of the network were revised. Impressions

Another informal, two-day GYG meeting was held in São Paulo, Brazil in April 2008, preceding the Global Greens Conference. Around 60 young greens participated.

The congress saw agreement on an organisational structure, a list of principals and also elected an organising committee featuring 16 young people from 4 regions: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Some of the countries that were represented included New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Canada, France, Spain, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgykstan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Benin, Andorra, Czech Republic, Italy, Cyprus and Kenya.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.