Call out SC position regional coordinator​ : Call Out CLOSED

This by-election took place in October 2020 and is closed now. Please find the election documentation here.

 

Deadline for application: Thursday, 15th of October 2020, 23:59 UTC

To register a voting representative who is entitled to exercise the voting rights of your member organisation, please click here.

Although the last GYG elections were held barely five months ago, we must announce the by-election of the GYG Steering Committee position of the regional coordinator for the region Asia-Pacific (woman, inter or trans).

In the April/May elections, Saima Bhutto (as regional coordinator) and Janmejai Tiwari (as Secretary) were elected to the Steering Committee for the Asia-Pacific region. Unfortunately, during the first weeks of the mandate it became clear that Saima would not be able to fulfil her duties as a Steering Committee member. She did not attend any of the weekly meetings of the Steering Committee and did not take on any tasks. After numerous attempts at mediation and attempts to establish personal contact with Saima, the Steering Committee, in accordance with Section 5) a) i) paragraph 2 of our Organisational Principles, unanimously decided to replace Saima’s position due to at least three months of inactivity. In the course of this process, Saima has also resigned from her position herself.

The general mandate time for the Steering Committee given by our Organisational Principles is three years. However, a new Steering Committee is elected at every GYG congress and the next is planned for 2022. Therefore, this mandate time is shortened to a little over one and a half years.

At least one of two Steering Committee positions of each of GYG’s regions (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe) needs to be filled by a person identifying as woman, inter or trans. Since the second position of the Asia-Pacific region in the Steering Committee, which Janmejai holds, remains legitimately elected and he identifies himself as male, only the other position is post-elected and the call out is open only to persons who identify themselves as women, inter or trans.

What is the GYG Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee is the second highest decision-making body of GYG, which is why it is important to have both experienced and active people involved. Its primary responsibility is to implement decisions of the Congress (highest decision making body) and to steer the network on behalf of its members. The Steering Committee is regionally and gender balanced.

The Steering Committee autonomously decides upon its working structure. However, there are five kinds of positions defined by our Organisational Principles:

  • one Secretary
  • one Treasurer
  • four Regional Coordinators from four regions (each responsible for the communication with the region of their main residence)
  • one Communication Officer
  • one committee member without explicit assignment

Regional Coordinators:

  • are the point of contact for Member Organisations in their respective regions
  • are responsible for communication between their respective federations and the GYG Steering Committee
  • maintain and update contact databases for their regions
  • collect news from Member Organisations to publish in the GYG newsletter
  • attend GYG Steering Committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis and contribute to other general GYG tasks

About the Global Young Greens

The Global Young Greens is an emerging youth-led organisation 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 organisations 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.

How to apply?

You should complete the Candidate Statement in English language and send it together with a CV and a nomination letter of your member organisation to occhair@globalyounggreens.org by 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 15th of October 2020.

Your candidate statement should talk about your experience as well as your motivations for applying. It should also include a description of how you want to participate in developing GYG. We will publish candidate statements online, prior to elections, which will be held online.

Please read GYG’s Code of Conduct / Code de Conduite for elections before applying. For further details about the election guidelines please read our Organisational Principles. Online voting instructions will be released prior to the vote.

The registration for online voters is going to be open from 1st of October until 15th of October 2020. A separate email regarding this is going to be sent to all of our member organisations in a few days. The election results are most probably going to be published on 25th of October.

For more information, please contact occhair@globalyounggreens.org.