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Kufuor, John

Kufuor, John

President of Ghana (2001-2009)


John Kufuor: "The interest of the developing world must be included in the climate change agreement"

With the crucial United Nations Conference of the Parties gathered these days in Lima, Perú, the UN Climate Change Special Envoy and Club de Madrid Member, John Kufuor, supports the Club de Madrid Climate Change Campaign for a strong and binding agreement with a video message stresseing the need to improve the economic and enviromental governance to save our planet.

Robinson, Kufuor and Freiberga call to Action on Climate Change

Two UNSG Special Envoys for Climate Change, Mary Robinson and John Kufuor, former Presidents of Ireland and Ghana respectively, and Club de Madrid President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia have signed a Club de Madrid Call to Action to all Heads of State and Governement on the occasion of the Climate Change Summit convened by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, today in New York 

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

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


Employment and Poverty Reduction in times of crisis

Following on its partnership with the Alliance of Civilizations, the Club de Madrid, in collaboration with the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights, organized a thematic session on Employment and Poverty Reduction in times of crisis: leadership action for Shared Societies in the framework of the III Forum of the Alliance in Rio de Janeiro May 27-29.

The Club of Madrid, at the UN Alliance of Civilizations' III Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro

The organization, following the engagement with the Alliance, has organized a thematic session on Employment and Poverty Reduction in Times of Crisis. Leadership Action for Shared Societies: Bridging Cultures, Parity of Esteem and Economic Well-being as part of the Alliance's Third Forum in Rio de Janeiro. The sesson will feature Members John Kufuor (Ghana), Kjell Magne Bondevik (Norway), and the Ombudswoman of Peru Dr. Merino amongst others.

The organization has added four new Members, growing its total number of former democratic Heads of States to 74. Former Presidents John Kufuor (Ghana), Festus Mogae (Botswana), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) and Ferenc Mádl (Hungary) were voted into the organization during its 2009 General Assembly in Madrid held last 12 November 2009.

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