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Mancham, James

Mancham, James

President of the Republic of Seychelles (1976-1977)


Defender of liberty and champion of human rights, James R. Mancham, passes away

James R. Macham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles and Club de Madrid Member since 2013, passed away peacefully on the 8th of January 2017. As Danny Faure, current President of Seychelles, has said, "President Sir James Mancham, was a true patriot, a veteran politician, and a committed advocate of national reconciliation".

 Founding President of Seychelles and CdM Member, James R Mancham, addresses emerging African leaders in Nairobi

Sir James R. Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, Club de Madrid Member, and President of the Global Peace Council of the Universal Peace Federation, will address leaders from across Africa on the Africa Venture, a leadership programme for exceptional emerging leaders from across  the continent. He will also be presented with the Africa Peace Award 2016 at the launch of the programme in Nairobi.

Club de Madrid Member, James R. Mancham, new Africa Peace Award recipient

Sir James R. Mancham, founding President of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced his acceptance of the Africa Peace Award, which the United Religions Initiative (URI) has decided to honour him with. The URI is an interfaith peace organisation with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and it is working to promote enduring daily interfaith cooperation to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, healing and justice for the Earth and all living beings.

Thirty Club de Madrid Members back the Varkey Foundation initiative to restore teacher respect

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. 

Ten Club de Madrid leaders join the Global Education & Skills Forum

The President and the Vicepresidents of the Club de Madrid, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Jennifer Mary Shipley and Jorge Quiroga respectively, will lead a ten Members delegation to Dubai to join the education-focused GESF meeting that will be held in Dubai the 15th-16th of march. 

 Vaira Vike Freiberga, new World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid President

The former President of Latvia (1997-2007) was elected by the organization's General Assembly, which has also approved the election of five new Members (Felipe Calderón, Alain Juppé, James Mancham, George Papandreou and Danilo Turk) and two Honoray Members (Javier Solana and Enrique V. Iglesias)

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