Democracy That Delivers

Briano, Agustina

Outreach and Development Officer


Wim Kok on the Arab Spring: "The realization of social and economic expectations, crucial for a sustainable transition"

The President of the Club de Madrid, Wim Kok, participated in the Global Economic Symposium, Kiell, Germany,1-2 October. In this forum he led the panel "The Future of the Arab World"

The Club de Madrid supports the Mexican Presidency of the G20 in its Green Growth Agenda

In a key moment for the design of national and international policies that drive growth in the context of global economic crisis, the Club de Madrid and the Mexican Presidency of the G20, with the help of AeroMéxico and Acciona, organized a roundtable on April 30th 2012 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico to identify and discuss recommendations on this issue, which is of vital importance for the G20 agenda and a top priority for the Mexican presidency. The recommendations will be handed in by Dra. Lourdes Aranda, Mexican Sherpa to the G20, to President Felipe Calderón before the upcoming G20 Summit in Los Cabos in June , and will be delivered to the G20 Development Working Group´s.

Download the Club de Madrid recommendations to the G20 on the Green Growth Agenda

The Club de Madrid presents its Recommendations to the G20

Paris, 9 September 2011 – In view of the grave and anxious economic and political situation the world is presently experiencing, the next G20 summit will pay particular attention to the search for and application of solutions to these issues. At this summit, 19 countries will arrange to meet, as well as the European Union, as an economic bloc, which represents 85% of the world’s economy and two thirds of the world’s population.  

The Club of Madrid is joining forces in this effort through its G20 initiative. With the support of the French Presidency of the G20 and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Club of Madrid organised during the 8 – 9 September a high level meeting in Paris, with the objective of evaluating and debating the most pressing and urgent affairs currently gripping the world today, ones which are considered vital for the G20 to address.

Download the recommendations presented by the Club of Madrid’s members to President Sarkozy

The Club de Madrid on the Occassion of the World Refugee Day

The Club de Madrid Members delegation participating at the 100th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Prime Ministers Wim Kok and Abdulkarim Al-Eryani, as well as Presidents Osvaldo Hurtado and Olusegun Obasanjo, paid Club de Madrid Member and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, a courtesy visit. 

A New Era of Social Justice

15 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland – Five Members of the Club de Madrid (Former heads of state and government from Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Yemen and the Netherlands) addressed the need for a new era of social justice and sustainable and shared societies in the wake of the global financial and jobs crisis during two special events held at 100th International Labour Conference on 14 and 15 June at the Palais de Nations.

Lessons from the recent crisis for building sustainable and shared societies: Implications for the ILO” on Tuesday, 14 June

The need for a new era of social justice” on Wednesday, 15 June

Read article by Wim Kok, President of the Club de Madrid


Policies for cities fighting climate change

Jorge Quiroga (President of Bolivia, 2001-2002) represented the Club of Madrid at the Global Urban Development Forum hosted by the International Economic Club of China in Beijing (5-7 January). The theme of this year’s forum was “New Energy, New Technology, Smart City and Sustainable Development”. President Quiroga centred his speech on adaptation and mitigation policies for cities fighting climate change, and presenting the Club of Madrid recommendations produced in this respect. As China is taking the lead in urban development this new millennium and has, in fact, become the world’s number one investor in clean energy and technology, this was a key opportunity that allowed us to  open a door for further work with Chinese authorities – key players in future negotiations in the international agenda.  

Study Group of the Nigerian National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies visits the Club of Madrid

The 14 participants both from the private and public sector are currently undertaking a Senior Executive Course which focuses on the ‘The Imperative of Policy Sustainability for National Security and Democratic Stability.’

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