NEWS nº 33 
6 May, 2016


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Three Club de Madrid Members lead the NGD Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable in Dakar, Senegal

Three Club de Madrid Members lead the NGD Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable in Dakar, Senegal

Senegal hosted the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on 21-22 April 2016. It brought together three Club de Madrid Members in addition to a group of regional experts and representatives from Governments, CSOs, as well as a high-level African Scientific Committee coordinated by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), to discuss the present and future of democracy in Africa. Joyce Banda, nominated Club de Madrid Member and former President of Malawi also contributed to the debate.

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Environmental Sustainability and Shared Societies Working Group Holds Second Meeting

Environmental Sustainability and Shared Societies Working Group Holds Second Meeting

The Club de Madrid´s Environmental Sustainability and Shared Societies Working Group held their second meeting April 18 and 19th in Madrid. The Working Group was formed to explore and advocate for a holistic approach to development that integrates social, economic and environmental dimensions to create sustainable development and a Shared Societies. The Shared Societies Project is a Club de Madrid global initiative that has identified the necessity of creating a truly inclusive and response society that meets the interests of all sectors.

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Patricio Aylwin, democracy icon and Club de Madrid founding member dies at age 97

Patricio Aylwin, democracy icon and Club de Madrid founding member dies at age 97

He was one of the most prominent and enlightening figures of the latinamerican democracy of the XXth Century. Patricio Aylwin, President of Chile (1990-1994) has died in his house of Santiago surrounded by this family and by the admiration of the whole chilenean political class in his homeland, Chile, in his region, South America and in the whole world. 

 

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

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.

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'What is at stake is a profoundly moral question

'What is at stake is a profoundly moral question", Vaira Vike-Freiberga op-ed on refugees for the Huffington Post

The President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga analyzes the current refugee crisis and how it should be managed from a democratic perspective in a recent op-ed published for the Huffington Post World Edition. In the article sheadvocates for the use of a counter-narrative that presents refugees as an asset and an opportunity not as a burden.

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Club de Madrid statement on Nagorno-Karabakh

Club de Madrid statement on Nagorno-Karabakh

The Club de Madrid has been following with deep concern the reports of heavy fighting along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh which have resulted in a number of reported casualties, including civilians. The Club de Madrid deplores the loss of lives these clashes are causing and extend our condolences to all the families affected.Photo credit: bbb.com / Reuters

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