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Proposal ID701
ProposalApproval of International Committee Election of Marian Douglas-Ungaro to Global Green Network
PresenterInternational Committee
Floor ManagerKaren Young
Discussion04/22/2013 - 05/05/2013
Voting05/06/2013 - 05/12/2013
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum31 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


 In keeping with its Rules, Policies, and Procedures (R, P &P's), the IC seeks NC approval of three GPUS delegates to the Global Green Network (GGN): Muhammed Malik (FL), John Rensenbrink (ME), and Marian Douglas-Ungaro(DC), elected by the IC, March, 8 2013.

Dear Sister and Fellow Greens,

I am writing to share my background, as a member of the Washington, DC Statehood Green Party, that supports my interest in being one of our representatives to the GGN.

I have worked as a broadcast journalist, congressional press secretary (early 1990s) to a progressive Democrat (now-former Rep. Major Owens, Brooklyn, NY), and as an international consultant in elections and human rights with 1) the Organization of American States (OAS), in HAITI, PERU, and NICARAGUA; and 2) the OSCE- Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, in BOSNIA, CROATIA, and KOSOVO.

I live in both the USA- my native country (born here in Washington, DC, at FREEDMEN'S HOSPITAL - created for my people's then-newly liberated, formerly enslaved ancestors), and in Rome, Italy. My husband, Carlo Ungaro, is a retired Italian diplomat. (We met by chance while both working in Croatia.)

I am a mother, and also a grandmother of two small children.

I attended high school and university in Pennsylvania (undergrad from Penn State University).

I have had several opportunities to travel and work outside the USA, beginning with my participation (as a temporary worker in FRANCE) in the exchange programs of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

As a Black American - meaning a U.S. Slavery Descendant- my family has NO DIRECT FAMILY TIES with anyone in any country outside the USA. Since the 1600s-1700s, this largely ignored fact sets Black Americans and many, or most, Native Americans, apart from almost everyone else who has since arrived in what is now the USA.

I first visited the MAGHREB region of northern Africa when I was 18 years old, and since then I have friends in the region.

More recently, my husband and I lived in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2001 until 2004, during the fascinating and historic (for Somali women), though mostly unsuccessful SOMALIA PEACE TALKS (in ELDORET and MBAGATHI, KENYA).

I am the immediate past junior co-chair of the GP International Committee, and speak five languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, and native U.S. English. Consequently I monitor news in those languages, as well as in my native English.

As a U.S. woman of colour, and as an Afrodescendant of the Americas, I would like this opportunity, on behalf of the IC, as one member of the team that will represent GPUS in the Global Greens' Network and its meetings.

This is very summarised, but I hope this background helps.

Thank you all, again, for nominating me as a candidate for the GGN.

Best regards,
Marian Douglas-Ungaro
Washington, DC


The NC confirms GPUS delegate Marian Douglas-Ungaro(DC) to the Global Green Network (GGN), elected by the IC, March 8, 2013.


Timeline: Immediate implementation


Election Procedure at:

CONTACT: Farheen Hakeem, IC Co-chair, 612-964-9143,

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