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Steering Committee Elections – Americas


Please find the candidate statements here:



There are two new openings on the Global Young Greens Steering Committee for young greens from the Americas. These positions have opened because the election result of the GYG Congress 2017 for Steering Committee representatives from the region of the Americas has been annulled. Please see more information in the Statement from the Investigating Committee.

About the Global Young Greens
The Global Young Greens is an emerging youth-led organization supporting and uniting the efforts of young people from a green-alternative spectrum around the world. We work towards ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace.
Our objectives are:
– to empower young people within the framework of participatory democracy;
– to create a space for young people to be active;
– to forge strong links between young green organizations and individuals;
– to further the Green principles on planet Earth.

Our activities include finding opportunities for young people to get involved in our work, linking individuals and organizations with each other for various purposes as well as carrying on campaigns as GYG.


What is the GYG Steering Committee?
The Steering Committee is the highest decision-making body of the Global Young Greens which is why it is important to have both experienced and active people involved. Its primary responsibility is to implement decisions of the Congress and to steer the network on behalf of its members. The Steering Committee is regionally and gender balanced, and consists of at least 50% women per region.

We are looking to elect two representatives from the region of the Americas. These new members will take the roles of regional coordinator and treasurer.


How to apply?

You should complete the Candidate Statement (see below also) and send it to by January 8th 2018. We will publish candidate statements online, prior to elections, which will be held online.
Following our recently amended Organisational Principles (GYG Congress March 2017), each Member Organisation from the Americas Fedeation will have one vote. Online voting instructions will be released prior to the vote.

Your candidate statement should explain your experience as well as motivation and include a description of how you want to participate in developing GYG.

More information please contact

Statement from the Investigating Committee