Today, the undersigned, former heads of state and government, who are members of the Club de Madrid, called on the UN General Assembly to grant Venezuela a second term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council only if Venezuela frees individuals detained for political reasons and accepts an impartial mission of electoral observers to monitor the upcoming elections. Photo credit: AP
Club de Madrid Member and former President of Colombia (1998-2002), Andrés Pastrana, has been elected in a summit in Ciudad de Mexico as the new President of the Centrist Democrat International. Young people participation and women empowerment, democracy transition in Cuba, the fight against inequality and drug trafficking will be among the newly elected President’s goals.
Club de Madrid Members, Jorge Quiroga and Andrés Pastrana, former Presidents of Bolivia and Colombia respectively, has sent a letter on the 13th of june, o the opposition political leader Leopoldo López. On the occasion of this 20th day of hunger strike, both latinamerican leaders pay tribute to López and ask him to stop the hunger strike that is putting his life into severe danger. Photo Credit: El Mundo/Reuters
Repeatedly, the Club de Madrid has called for fair, transparent and inclusive elections this year. In the context, the Club de Madrid organized, in collaboration with IDEA International in Haiti, a full day workshop on “Electoral Manifestos and Political Communications”.
The Varkey Foundation and Club de Madrid have joined forces to publish this open letter from leaders around the world in which they warned that an erosion in respect for the teaching profession could lead to “profoundly damaging” effects on young people’s life chances and a rise in extremism.The Club de Madrid Members, lead by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia, are calling on governments around the world to protect and value teachers, and play their part in restoring the respect that teachers so richly deserve.
Club de Madrid Members Andrés Pastrana and Sebastián Piñera will chair the workshop “Electoral Manifestos and Political Communication" during the forecoming UE funded mission to Haiti (May 24-26). The agenda also includes meetings with key institutional, political and private sector representatives, including President Martelly and the President of the Provisional Electoral Committee
We, Members of Club de Madrid, an independent organization at the service of Democracy and the promotion of its values worldwide, comprising more than a hundred democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries, express our deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela.
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.