Sir James R. Mancham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced his acceptance of the Africa Peace Award, which the United Religions Initiative (URI) has decided to honour him with. The URI is an interfaith peace organisation with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and it is working to promote enduring daily interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, healing and justice for the Earth and all living beings.
Ricardo Lagos, ex President of Chile and Club de Madrid Member, led the Fifth High-Level Mission to Myanmar from 19 to 22 January 2016 jointly organized with International IDEA. This visit sought to advance a peaceful military transfer of power to the newl elected leaders, foster national reconciliation and identify next steps in the peace process and was part of the “High Level Support for Effective Dialogue in Myanmar: Towards Democratic Transition and Shared Societies” Project, funded by The Charitable Foundation.
Former President of Chile and Club de Madrid Member, Ricardo Lagos officially launched the book Democratic Transitions: Learning from World Leaders in Yangon. This Myanmar edition of International IDEA’s book Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders has been published by the European Union, the Club de Madrid and International IDEA.
'A new vision for growth should be framed within broad parameters of human development, sustainability, and equality, which are non-negotiable' Laura Chinchilla has said at the first Shared Societies Project working group devoted to study the link between enviromental sustainability and inclusiveness This meeting started today at the GreenTree Foundation (New York) and will close tomorrow with the intervention, among others, of Zlakko Lagumdzja, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Club de Madrid, through its Shared Societies Project, has established a working group to examine the link between Shared Societies and environmental sustainability. Members Laura Chinchilla, ex President of Costa Rica; Zlatko Lagumdzija, ex Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mary Robinson, ex President of Ireland, will lead the discussion on wheter a shared society is more likely to promote sustainability and the assumption that a sustainable society is more likely to facilitate social inclusion.
As the year comes to a close we wish you a joyful holiday season! Thank you for your support through 2015. We want to keep on counting with you in 2016 in our continued efforts towards promoting democracy that delivers. Best wishes and Happy New Year!!!
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