Club de Madrid Member Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002), led a Shared Societies Project / Council of Europe Intercultural Cities mission to Guatemala City. The delegation was hosted by Guatemala City Mayor Álvaro Arzú, also a Club de Madrid Member as President of Guatemala (1995-2000).
Club de Madrid Member and President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, presented today in the frame of the "Social Media Week-Bogotá" this virtual initiative that aims to foster a shared national identity in Colombia
The Final Report of the Club de Madrid 2011 Annual Conference & Gala Dinner (8-9 November, New York City United States) is out.
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.
Club de Madrid Members meet with H.E. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Government of the State of New Delhi and with Doctor Pachauri, Director General of TERI
In collaboration with SAPRI, the foundation led by Member Kumaratunga, and the Centre for Policy Research, the Club de Madrid – in the framework of its Shared Societies Project - held a Conference in New Delhi on “Delivering Inclusive and Sustainable Development” in April, 9 and 10 2012 to tackle the current challenges of reaching economic strength and resilience, while maintaining economic dynamism, political stability and building Shared societies in South Asia. Members Luis Alberto Lacalle, Andrés Pastrana and Cassam Uteem have participated as speakers, as well as Yaga Venugopal Reddy, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and member of NetPLUSS, Steve Killelea, Chair of the Institute for Economics and Peace and Sean Carroll, Chief Operation Officer and Member of the SSP Expert Advisory Group.
The meeting of the Fourth Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, which mission is to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions, took place in Doha (Qatar) on 11-14 of December. The Alliance is a network for joint action and in the focus of this forum there was a sense that intercultural dialogue and positive inter-cultural relations can contribute to development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Madrid, 12 September 2011. - The Club of Madrid, in conjuncture with the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation, and with the collaboration of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), organised last week, Monday 12 September, a round table discussion centred upon the theme of “An opportunity for the Leadership of the Countries in the Process of Development: The High Level Forum of Busan”.
June 2, 2011, Sao Paolo, Brazil - Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002) and Member of the Club de Madrid, moderated a high level panel during the C40 Summit in Sao Paolo (the 40 largest cities fighting climate change). The panel focused on advocacy as a key element to achieve the recognition of the important role that cities play in the fight against climate change. The panel of high level speakers included, in addition to President Pastrana, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Mayor of Sao Paolo, the Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, and the Secretary for the Environment of Hong Kong.
KUWAIT, May 23, 2011 – At the conclusion of an intensive, two-day forum hosted by the Center for Dialogue among Civilizations and Defense of Liberty and titled “Renewing Dialogue for Peace and Advancing Freedom and Human Rights in Today’s World,” Sheik Fahad Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah called for reform in the Middle East region before a group of former world leaders. He told the gathering of Members of the Club de Madrid, former prime ministers and presidents, Nobel Prize winners and human rights luminaries: “We cannot have democracy on paper; it must be democracy in action and on the ground.”
The Club de Madrid and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-organized a debate on “Changes in the Arab World: Revolutions towards Democracy?” held in the Diplomatic School of Madrid on April 5, with keynote speeches by Wim Kok (Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1994-2002 and President of the Club de Madrid), Lionel Jospin (Prime Minister of France, 1997-2002), Sadig Al Mahdi (Prime Minister of Sudan, 1966-1967 and 1986-1989) and Abdul-Kareem Al Eryani (Prime Minister of Yemen, 1980-1983 and 1998-2001) through a video message.