The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award both activists for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education values” that all Club de Madrid Members fully support and pursue. Image credit www.nobelprice.org
Development 57.1 ‘Shared Societies’, a special issue of the quarterly journal of the Society for International Development, produced in partnership with the Club de Madrid, was launched in New York on October 8th, 2014 in a Policy Dialogue hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy and the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations. The Journal was introduced by two key Journal contributors, Danilo Turk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012) and Member of the Club de Madrid, and Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning.
Club de Madrid Members Rexhep Meidani, President of the Republic of Albania (1997-2002) and Sadig al-Mahdi, Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-1967, 1986-1989) led in Brussels a fruitful LEND project meeting with delegations of political and social leaders from Tunisia and Moldova.
Development 57.1 ‘Shared Societies’, a special issue of the quarterly journal of the Society for International Development, has been produced in partnership with the Club de Madrid. The journal will be launched at the United Nations on Wednesday October 8th, 2014, New York in a policy dialogue hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy and the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations: "Shared Societies Perspective in the Post-2015 Development Agenda" . Click here to download the flyer.
Clem McCartney, the Policy and Content Co-ordinator of the Shared Societies Project, visited Georgia from 22 to 26 September. He met the Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality and other Ministers and Parliamentarians as well as diplomats, academics and members of NGOs. He discussed the new Council for Religious Minorities and the situation of ethnic minorities across the country but mainly the discussions related to the breakaway entities of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and the minorities living there.
Photo Credit: Georgian Orthodox church, Armenian church and a mosque seen on this view over Tbilisi’s Old Town. Photo: Guram Muradov/Civil.ge
Two UNSG Special Envoys for Climate Change, Mary Robinson and John Kufuor, former Presidents of Ireland and Ghana respectively, and Club de Madrid President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia have signed a Club de Madrid Call to Action to all Heads of State and Governement on the occasion of the Climate Change Summit convened by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, today in New York
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