This report has been prepared by the first steering committee of the Global Young Greens (GYG), and contains information on the background, program and outcomes of GYG’s founding congress. Also included here are the formal documents worked on and endorsed by the congress: the statutes, objectives and statement of principles of GYG, and the voting methods employed by the congress. Please also see the action plan which is being developed by the steering committee. Not included, but also endorsed by GYG, is the Global Greens charter. And finally, we also include a thank you card, which is a small way of expressing thanks to the many individuals and organisations who supported this conference and the birth of the GYG. While no card could ever really be adequate, we hope that our achievements in the following years will do justice to the support we have been so fortunate to receive.