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Roza Otunbayeva Part of UN Panel on Global Poverty and Women in Peace Building

The President of Kyrgyz Republic (2010-2011) and Club de Madrid Member was involved in two panel discussions focused on alleviating global poverty and empowering women through Shared Society initiatives. Both were framed by the specific goals outlined in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Zapatero advocates for a humane approach to the issue of migration in Dominican Republic

Former President of Spain and Club de Madrid Member, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, joined a three-day high-level mission to Dominican Republic in the framewok of the Shared Societies Project. This was a joint initiative of the Club de Madrid and the Instituto Nacional de Migración, an instituion chaired by Dr. Florinda Rojas, Club de Madrid NetPLUSS member

Four CdM Members, two of them Nobel Laureates, to speak about peace in Bogotá

Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste, and Andrés Pastrana and César Gaviria, both former Presidents of Colombia gather during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Ramos-Horta, Club de Madrid Member and Peace Nobel Prize leads a dialogue about democracy

Next Monday, 30th of January, Club de Madrid Member, former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient José Manuel Ramos Horta will participate in Madrid in a dialogue co-organized by the Club de Madrid and Instituto de Empresa to share his views about Peace and Democracy, and discuss its main challenges. 

Cassam Uteem leads a SSP Mission to Nepal  to help in the democratic process

During his visit he will meet the President and PM of the country. A Shared Societies approach would be very relevant, and the Club de Madrid is delighted to support Nepal’s quest for institutionalizing democracy and development as part of its SSP in-country missions. Teresita “Ging” Deles, NetPluss member and expert on Peace and Negotiations and former presidential adviser in the Philippines will also participate in the mission.

European Consultation for the Shared Societies Strategic Appraisal

Club de Madrid Member Danilo Türk, former president of Slovenia, chaired the European Consultation .The Strategic Appraisal Process takes places now that The Shared Societies Project is completing its ten years.


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".

Goodbye to Mario Soares, Portugal’s “father of democracy”

Leadership, honesty and solid democratic values are tremendously needed attributes in times of uncertainty such as these. And Mario Soares had them all. He is going to be enormously missed. Mario Soares, who has died at the age of 92, was a founding Member of the Club de Madrid and the crucial leader that shed light on the path to democracy that Portugal undertook in the seventies.

Club de Madrid wishes you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year!!

Fifteen years ago we set out to foster "Democracy that delivers" and have had hte privilege of work with many institutions, individuals and partners along the way. As 2016 comes to a close. the 111 Mebers of the Club de Madrid, thank all of them for their crucial support and wish everyone a joyful holiday season! Hope you all will have a great happy new year! 

Dr Vaira Vike-Freiberga, re-elected President of the Club de Madrid

 The General Assembly of the Club of Madrid, the largest forum of former Presidents and former Prime Ministers devoted to promoting democracy around the world, has re-elected Vaira Vike-Freiberga as its President for the next three yearsShe was the first woman to reach the Presidency in her country and also the first to become President of the Club of Madrid.

Dr Chau Chak Wing, designated Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region WLA-CdM President's Circle

The Club de Madrid is honoured to announce that Dr Chau Chak Wing has been designated Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region World Leadership Alliance - Clud de Madrid President's Circle as a way to express our gratitude and recognition on an outstanding contribution for the Imperial Springs International Forum and all our future common endeavours.

Kim Campbell on Migrants Day: "Researchers show migrants enrich societies"

Today the world celebrates Migration Day, an issue very close to our Member Kim Campbell's heart. She addresses it in this three and a half minutes video in which she underlines the need to welcome inmigrants into new societies, so as to allow them to get "educated indoors". "We need to work to make everyone feel comfortable" says the former Prime Minister of Canada.


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