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.
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”.