[fyeg_gen-l] Fw: Nobel Peace Prize

Ska Keller tique007 at web.de
Tue Nov 2 16:08:04 CET 2004

Dear friends,

i received the mail below from sondre, green youth norway. She asks you to
sign a congratulation letter for the nobel peace price winner of 2004,
Wangari Maathai.
You will find the letter below. For signing the letter, please contact
sondre sondre at gronne.no

best wishes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sondre Båtstrand" <sondre at gronne.no>
To: <ska at fyeg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: Nobel Peace Prize

Hi, Ska!

I'm trying to get as many green youth organizations as possible to join a
congratulation letter to Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. I have
received positive e-mails from New Zealand, Malta, Ukraine, Czech Republic,
Luxemburg and Macedonia - but I hope that still many more wants to join!

My suggestion is that we release the letter in our own countries
simultaneously some days ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo,
Norway the 10th of December.

Could you please help to spread the word to member organizations of FYEG
and/or young greens in other parts of the world?

Sondre Båtstrand,
Spokesperson Green Youth in Norway

- and here's the letter -

Global young greens congratulate Maathai on Nobel Peace Prize

Green youth organizations from all around the world celebrate the news that
green activist Wangari Maathai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr. Maathai is founder of the Mazingira Green Party and the Green Belt
Movement in Kenya. In 2002, before her current appointment, she was elected
to the Kenyan parliament on the Green Party ticket in the first free
elections held in the country in decades. She received 98 % of the votes in
her constituency.

Wangari Maathai is internationally recognized for her persistent struggle
for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation. She has
addressed the UN on several occasions and spoke on behalf of women at
special sessions of the General Assembly for the five-year review of the
earth summit.

Wangari Maathai has showed how planting a tree can be a gesture of peace and
liberation, and provides inspiration for young greens all around the world.

Congratulations, Wangari!

Rayna Fahey, Aotearoa Young Greens (New Zealand)
Natalie Debono, Alternattiva Demokratika Zghazagh (Malta)
Valentin Shpakov, Green Youth (Ukraine)
Jean Thierry, Grøn Ungdom (Denmark)
Jiri Jerabek, Mladi Zeleni (Czech Republic)
Dan Michels, DEI JONK GRENG (Luxemburg)
Zaida Catalán, Grön Ungdom (Sweden)
The Ecologists' Movement of Macedonia - Youth (Republic of Macedonia)
Sondre Båtstrand, Grønn Ungdom (Norway)

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