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Report - Reunion Anual 2005, Iquitos, Perú

Informe por Leonardo Alvarez (México)

REPORT ANNUAL MEETING FEDERATION OF GREEN PARTIES OF THE AMERICAS

CELEBRATED IN IQUITOS, PERU, IN OCTOBER 12TH TO 14TH 2005.

Iquitos, the Peruvian city considered the gateway to the Amazons, was the setting for the announcement of the Global Ecological Agreement destined to achieve a United Nations sponsored world meeting in order to establish a mechanism similar to the Kyoto Protocol for the protection of the tropical forests of the planet.

By unanimity, the delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas, approved the document and the actions which include gathering of signatures to support the proposal of the Federation. Just in Mexico, in less than 3 weeks, more than ten thousand signatures had being collected.

A day of global action will be settle in the first months of 2006, in order to make demonstrations in each of the participating countries on the same date, in front of the United Nations headquarters. During the demonstrations, the Global Ecological Agreement and the lists with supporters will be given to the United Nations delegates.

At the last Annual Meeting of the FPVA, held in 2004 in Curitiba, the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas presented a document proposing that the next Global Green Meeting would be held in Africa. Therefore, in Iquitos the FPVA stated that it is very pleased that Kenya has being chosen for the next Global Green Congress in 2007.

The Annual Meeting was organized by Alex Gonzales, President of the Partido Alternativa Verde and Flor de María Hurtado, International Secretary . FPVA member countries: Brazil, Chile, México, Nicaragua, Peru, United States were represented. The European Green Party and the newly formed Venezuelan Green Party assisted as observers.

Previous to the FPVA private meetings, a public forum was held with the presence of government officials and many young militants of the green Peruvians in the Amazon region where views on the global ecological problems were presented. The delegates to the FPVA meeting made a trip by the Amazon River in order to analyze the critical situation caused  by the global warming and the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest. 

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