The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, stressed the necessity of collective action to counter terrorism and violent extremism during a two-day meeting at UN Headquarters in New York. “Taking collective preventive action against terrorism, in the spirit of our United Nations Charter, is the only way to secure peace and prosperity for succeeding generations,” Mr. Ban added.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced earlier this week a new and transparent process for appointing the Supreme Court through an independent Advisory Board. Club de Madrid congratulates its Member and former Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell, for her appoinment to head this new institution, a move forward in the direction of good democratic governance.
Club de Madrid Member Laura Chinchilla participated as keynote speaker at the 2016 ECOSOC High-level Segment Thematic Dialogue ‘Sustainable infrastructure for all’ on Thursday, 21 July 2016. The former President of Costa Rica delivered a powerful speech in which she advocated for the Shared Societes concept, stating that We believe in societies that are not owned by any one sector of society but belong to everyone'. She also addressed the urgency of thinking in 'infraestructures that respond for people's needs and respect the minimun rules to avoid enviromental damage'.
One more time a carnage, a crime against humanity, an assault against peace and shared societies has been committed by those who desperately try to make us live under the rule of fear. The intensity and number of terrorist attacks need a clear and loud response from every leader, every society, every citizen: democracy and human rights will prevail Photo Credit El País / Osman Orsal, Reuters
Joaquim Chissano, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hamadi Jebali and Joyce Banda, Club de Madrid members and former Presidents and Prime Ministers of Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia and Malawi respectively, gathered in a two-day meeting to discuss existing good practices and transformative ideas to advance democracy in Africa, together with experts, civil society representatives, young leaders and other stakeholders from the region.
This week started with the celebration of the World Refugee Day. Clubmadrid.org has had the priviledge of having Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreu, answering our Q&A on the migratory crisis Europe is currently facing with a huge flow of refugees coming from the Middle East and also from North Africa. Read here the second part of our Member's reflections.
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