Within Next Generation Democracy’s (NGD) project, the comprehensive debate on the current state and future of democracy will –within its dynamic world process- also take a specific look to the Americas Region. Members of the Club de Madrid from the region of the Americas along with experts and relevant regional actors will discuss around the question of democracy in a new regional Roundtable in Colombia next 24-26 August.
Club de Madrid members Roza Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan,, Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Abdurrahim El-Keib, former Prime Minister of Libya, were keynote speakers at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Annual Ministerial Review of the Millennium Development Goals. The participation of the CdM members took place from 8 to 10 July, 2015 in New York within the framework of the Shared Societies Project.
Club de Madrid Member and former President of Colombia (1998-2002) has been elected in a summit in Ciudad de Mexico as the new President of the Centrist Democrat International. Young people participation and women empowerment, democracy transition in Cuba, the fight against inequality and drug trafficking will be among the newly elected President’s goals.
The Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project helped organize an international colloquium on “Decentralization and Social Cohesion” in Tunis, alongside PASC-Tunisie (Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile) and CFAD (Centre de Formation et d’Appui à la Décentralisation) on 11 June 2015. Click on the story to watch a video recap of the visit
Club de Madrid Member, Felipe González, participated in a press conference alongside Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and Mitzy Capriles, wife of the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma. Both are part of the group of 77 political prisoners deprived of liberty in Venezuela.
The Club de Madrid Shared Societies Project co-organized an international conference in Sarajevo together with the Foundation Shared Societies and Values Sarajevo (SSVSA)”. The conference launched the Foundation on June 25th 2015 whose mission is to promote the concept of Shared Societies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in a broader context.
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