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.
The Club de Madrid´s Environmental Sustainability and Shared Societies Working Group held their second meeting April 18 and 19th in Madrid. The Working Group was formed to explore and advocate for a holistic approach to development that integrates social, economic and environmental dimensions to create sustainable development and a Shared Societies. The Shared Societies Project is a Club de Madrid global initiative that has identified the necessity of creating a truly inclusive and response society that meets the interests of all sectors.
He was one of the most prominent and enlightening figures of the latinamerican democracy of the XXth Century. Patricio Aylwin, President of Chile (1990-1994) has died in his house of Santiago surrounded by this family and by the admiration of the whole chilenean political class in his homeland, Chile, in his region, South America and in the whole world.
Sir James R. Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, Club de Madrid Member, and President of the Global Peace Council of the Universal Peace Federation, will address leaders from across Africa on the Africa Venture, a leadership programme for exceptional emerging leaders from across the continent. He will also be presented with the Africa Peace Award 2016 at the launch of the programme in Nairobi.
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