Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012) and member of the Club de Madrid, lead a mission to Georgia, to discuss with Georgian political leaders and civil society representatives the Shared Societies Concept during the International Human Rights Day.
In November 2013 an international seminar was held at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), on the theme of ‘Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies’. The event was jointly sponsored by the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council (CRC) and the Club de Madrid. The seminar was introduced by former Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) John Bruton as part of Club de Madrid’s Shared Societies Project.
With the crucial United Nations Conference of the Parties gathered these days in Lima, Perú, the UN Climate Change Special Envoy and Club de Madrid Member, John Kufuor, supports the Club de Madrid Climate Change Campaign for a strong and binding agreement with a video message stresseing the need to improve the economic and enviromental governance to save our planet.
The Club de Madrid’s General Assembly, recently gathered in Florence, has elected five new Members; Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium (2009-2011); Oscar Ribas-Reig, Prime Minister of Andorra (1982-1984; 1990-1994); Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile (2010-2014); Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013) and John Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan (2008-2013).
Fomer Prime Minister of the Netherlands and also former President of the Club de Madrid, Wim Kok, participated in the 2014 China Internationa Friendship Cities Conference & Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference. He stressed the importance of the sister cities relationships and its role in promoting peace and understanding
On behalf of the Members of the Club de Madrid, Vaira Vike-Freiberga recently congratulated Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama for the leadership shown in the China-USA Climate agreeement, the first clear commitment by the two countries to collaborate towards the achievement of a robust, universally binding climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and hopefully injecting political momentum to discussions in the COP20 in Lima inagurated this week.
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