Wednesday 1st of July at 6.30PM Club de Madrid Member and former President of Spain, Felipe González will participate in a press conference at the Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid, along with Lilian Tintori and Mitzy Capriles, wives of the venezuelan political prisioners Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma respectivly.
Club de Madrid condemns and deplores the terrorist attacks in which at least 27 people have died in a tourist resort in Tunisia and a man has been beheaded in a gas production plant in Saint Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, France. The shia community has also been stroke in Kwait during friday prayers.
The United Nations selection Committee of the 2015 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela announced the selection of Club de Madrid Member Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, former President of Portugal as one of the two inaugural laureates of the first ever United Nations Nelson Mandela Prize. Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia, as well as Mr Sampaio, will be awarded with the Prize in the UN Headquarters in New York on July 24.
The three co-chairs of the Club de Madrid's Shared Societies Project, Cassam Uteem (Mauritius), Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sri Lanka) and Valdis Brikavs have signed an open letter about the biggest challenge facing the Post 2015 Development Process: the issue of funding. In this document they call all parties to seek inclusive, multi level solutions in the final discussions on funding for development. Download the open letter here.
The Institute for Economics and Peace, through "Vision of Humanity" has recently presented their 2015 results of The Global Peace Index. This study measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence and it is produced annually by the aforementioned Institute for Economics and Peace. This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.
Club de Madrid Members, Jorge Quiroga and Andrés Pastrana, former Presidents of Bolivia and Colombia respectively, has sent a letter on the 13th of june, o the opposition political leader Leopoldo López. On the occasion of this 20th day of hunger strike, both latinamerican leaders pay tribute to López and ask him to stop the hunger strike that is putting his life into severe danger. Photo Credit: El Mundo/Reuters
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