How the Belt and Road Initiative can develop better cities for better lifes? The Imperial Springs Forum Inclusive Sustainable & Resilient Cities in the B&R Initiative just closed down with a final declaration that you can read here.
The King of Spain and Ban Ki-moon stress human rights and democratic values as key factors to countering and preventing violent extremism
The President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, will lead a delegation of eleven Members of the organization to Guangzhou, China, to participate in this forum that will serve as a platform for discussion on ‘Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities in the Belt and Road Initiative’.
David Miller, former mayor of Toronto, member of the Network of Political Leaders United to Support Shared Societies (NETPLUSS) and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, was one of the panelist in a session on “Making it work: shared vision and innovative thinking in action” about the new United Nations Agenda 2030.
Freedom of expression is not only a basic human right, it is at the very heart of democracy that delivers. Along with freedom of information and freedom of association, freedom of expression is one of the basic pillars of the democratic, pluralistic and inclusive societies that the Club de Madrid aspires to support and foster. It is in this sense, that we join all journalists on this day in promoting independence, pluralism, freedom and safety in journalism.’
Senegal hosted the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on 21-22 April 2016. It brought together three Club de Madrid Members in addition to a group of regional experts and representatives from Governments, CSOs, as well as a high-level African Scientific Committee coordinated by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), to discuss the present and future of democracy in Africa. Joyce Banda, nominated Club de Madrid Member and former President of Malawi also contributed to the debate.
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