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2012

2012


Toward a New Generation of Development Goals-A Day of Informal Discussions

The Club de Club de Madrid Member Alejandro Toledo participated in this event, co-organized by the Club de Madrid and the Friederich Ebert-Stiftung. It took place at the UN headquarters in New York on the 26th of November. You can see more pictures here.

The purpose of this day of informal discussions was to bring together key participants in the relevant stakeholder groups – in civil society, the UN system and among political decision-makers – to advance the ongoing discussions on what is needed in order to move toward a new generation of development goals.

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Working Papers from the Seminar "Can the Economics of Shared Societies Support more Resilient Economies and Global Sustainability?"

Shared Societies, Club de Madrid, Maastricht School of ManagementThe Club de Madrid and the Maastricht School of Management hosted a Shared Societies International Workshop on "Can the Economics of Shared Societies Support more Resilient Economies and Global Sustainability?" in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on 28th, 29th and 30th of March 2012.

The Club de Madrid and the Maastricht School of Management brought together a group of academics and practitioners aimed to review and consolidate the current state of knowledge on the impact of shared societies on economic performance and advance understanding of the underlying dynamics of that relationship, thereby connecting theory to policy and practice.

Click here to download the different papers in pdf format that were discussed in this seminar and that soon will be published in the book "Shared Societies:The Case for Inclusive Development"

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Shared Societies & Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social and Economic Inclusion

Club de Madrid, SSP, World Movement for DemocracyThe Club de Madrid participated in the Seventh Assembly of theWorld Movement for Democracy, a highly diverse and growing movement of activists, practitioners, scholars, donors forging the bonds of democratic solidarity around the world, that took place in Lima between the 14th and 17th of October 2012.

The theme of this year's Assembly "Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social and Economic Inclusion" provided the framework of many of the discussions that took place in the panel workshops. As Chair of the Steering Committee, Club de Madrid Member Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell presented the welcoming remarks alongside Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Laureate from Yemen; Yevgeniy Zhovtis, Director of Kazhakstan International Bureau of Human Rights and Rule of Law; and Glanis Changachirere, Director of the Institute for Young Women Development in Zimbabwe. Further discussions focused on  the challenges to achieving full inclusion for women, youth , ethnic and religious groups, indigenous populations, sexual minorities, and other excluded groups in all societies.

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The Club de Madrid in Perú on Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion

Club de Madrid, SSP, PeruThe plenary session of this Conference, recently held in Lima, was opened by President Ollanta Humala of Perú where he presented his government's priority: economic growth with social inclusion.

The Club de Madrid participated in this Conference -co-organised by the Inter American Development Bank, the US Department of State and the Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inlcusión Social del Perú. Under the name Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusionthe forum had US  Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet as speakers during the plenary session. The latter highlighted that "women's equality is not an option, it is a necessity…and neither mere political commitments nor neutral policies are valid, we need effective policies with a focus on women's rights".In a session devoted to new initiatives to promote gender equality and social inclusion, the Club de Madrid had the opportunity to present its Annual Conference on Harnessing 21st century solutions: A focus on Women, jointly organized with the William J. Clinton Foundation, UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders. The objective of the Conference is to identify solutions to advance the empowerment of women to realize their full economic and political potential drawing out recommendations on effective policies that can carry this process to a higher level.

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Wim Kok at the GES: " Our goal should be an inclusive, fair and sustainable shared society.

Club de Madrid, SSP, Wim KokPresident of the Club de Madrid, Mr Wim Kok, focused on faireness and social inclusion, during his keynote speech in the Global Economic Symposium (GES)  "Growth through Education and Innovation' hold this week in Rio de Janeiro

In this forum organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany) Prime Minister Wim Kok participated in a plenary session and one round table dedicated to Social Inclusive Policy. The President of the Club de Madrid acknowledged that "'public confidence in the future and public confidence in business and political leadership are shrinking. The key question is how to restore trust?".  That's why, according to Kok, 'we need to move from more to better – a mental shift is needed. We need to assure people that values of fairness and inclusiveness are taken seriously. We must promote "shared societies", where all individuals share a common capacity to participate economically, politically and socially.' In this context for Mr Kok was clear that "GDP growth can no longer be an end in itself – it must be combined with social inclusiveness. Growth is a means to achieving better living standards and happiness".

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Fostering Shared Societies at the World Forum for Democracy

Club de Madrid SSP The Club de Madrid has been represented -in the first World Forum for Democracy of the Council of Europe: "Bridging the gap. Democracy: between old models and new realities" taking place in Strasbourg from October 5 to 11, 2012- by Member Kim Campbell, who participated as a moderator in the session: "Virtual values? Democracy and new social networks".

The Club de Madrid co-organised a session in the framework of its Shared Societies Project called "One size fits all? Democracy and globalization. The crisis threat to social cohesion", where Member Kim Campbell and Kinga Göncz, member of the European Parliament and member the Network of Political leaders United for Shared Societies spoke about the negative effects of the crisis on societies.

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The Shared Societies Project supports a Vision for a Shared City in Haifa

Club de Madrid SSP HaifaClub de Madrid was one of the partners supporting the book launch of Haifa – Between Reality and a Vision for a Shared City organized by Shatil at the Haifa Museum of Art on september 13th

During the launching event, attended by around a hundred civil society leaders and citizens of Haifa, Club de Madrid Programs Coordinator Rubén Campos gave a presentation about "How to promote equitable development and Shared Societies" at the city level as part of an ongoing cooperation with Shatil and the Shared Societies Project.The 500-page book includes Club of Madrid Commitments and Approaches to Shared Societies and The Economics for Shared Societies Guiding Principles translated to Hebrew and sections on international models for shared, egalitarian cities; as well as chapters specific to Haifa on planning, inter-community relations, employment and the economy, politics and protest, education, culture, and urban memory as well as photographs.

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Finding Ways to Walk Together. National Dialogue in Liliesleaf, Rivonia


Club de Madrid, SSP, SouthAfricaThe Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba convened South African political and social representatives from all sectors of society in the final National Dialogue meeting of the South Africa Project "Finding Ways to Walk together" (25-26 July) to build Shared Societies in the country. Club de Madrid Member President Masire from Botswana contributed to the discussion on "Where is Dialogue Working? Celebrating and Learning from Successful Dialogue Initiatives". Participants present at the National Dialogue committed to continue taking the initiative forward in the future.

The dialogue took place at a symbolic retreat Liliesleaf, Rivonia, to discuss ways to ensure that civil society, business and government continue to find ways to walk together through sustained collaboration and dialogue.

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