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Helmut Kohl, the right man for democracy in the right time for Europe

Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor, Club de Madrid founding Member and, above all, architect of reunification in 1990, died at his home at 87. He was the instrumental figure not just for German politics, but also for Europe. The current European Union can not be understood without his vissionary leadership.
 

'Paris: our values, our future' CdM statement on Trump and climate change

50 Members of the Club de Madrid, all of them democratically elected Presidents and Primer Ministers, plus 16 international experts and CdM advisors, have signed a statement regretiing Trump's decision of pulling out from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In the statement they call upon every signatory to show urgency and commitment in the fight against global warming.

 

Sign now our Statement on Donal Trump and climate change

Join us now in the fight for a greener planet! 46 of our Members, all of them democratically elected former Presidents and Prime Ministers, have signed the statement "Paris, our values, our future". In it, our Members express their deep concern about the future of our planet and regret Donal Trump's decision of pulling out from the Paris Agreement

 

“New Fault lines in Europe: the political consequences of Brexit”, by John Bruton

In this lecture, Mr. Bruton describes the background to Brexit, why Ireland is not following the UK example, analyzes the challenges the EU and Ireland will have to tackle, and next steps for the EU itself.  

Ban Ki-moon, new honorary Club de Madrid Member

 Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been elected honorary member of the Club of Madrid, a forum bringing together former presidents, prime ministers and world leaders promoting democracy, its values ​​and its institutions around the world. With Ban Ki-moon’s appointment, the organization counts now with three UN Secretary General leaders in its membership.

PM Lagumdzija met with Lebanon Grand Mufti during High Level visit to Lebanon

To share experiences and recommendations, to address issues of conflict, violent extremims and hate speech, and to contribute to the national debate and efforts in developing alternative narratives to counter extremist messages were the objectives of this mission. It was organized under the umbrella of the "leaders telling a Different Sotyr" project. 

Club de Madrid Members react to Trump's decision of pulling out the US of the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement has drawn strong reaction from leaders around the globe. Club de Madrid Members have reacted and spoken out advocating for keeping the Paris Agreement a strong international tool to serve today’s and future generations.

Obasanjo urges governments to invest in its people in order to tackle violent extremism

Former President of Nigeria and Club de Madrid Member, Olusegun Obasanjo, urged the Nigerian government to sustain the on-going fight against insurgency and other crimes in the country during while strengthening democracy by providing its dividends to Nigerians. He made these remarks in the workshop “Preventing Violent Extremism in Nigeria: Effective Narratives and Messaging” on the 23rd and 24th of May 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. 

Club de Madrid conveys the final mission of its project on preventing violent extremism

Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija is leading a high level mission to Lebanon that is running from Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st of May. During these days, he will engage with fellow CdM Members PM Siniora and President Gemayel, both from Lebanon. The project has been working for the last eight months in helping to build a new and effective narrative able to tackle the succcess of the radical groups propaganda

T20 present proposals for G20 to German government

International think tanks in the Think 20 group (T20) today presented twenty policy proposals for the twenty largest industrialized and emerging countries (G20) to German Chancellery Minister Peter Altmaier. Unveiled at the T20’s Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, the document “20 Solution Proposals for the G20” contains recommendations about dealing with global challenges like climate change, inequality, and digitalization. CdM has contributed to this document thorugh its participation in the Agenda 2030 Task Force

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative partners with CdM to raise awareness for global humanitarian causes

Former African Leaders and Club de Madrid Members Benjamin Mkapa and Festus Mogae to celebrate the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate at the second annual Aurora Prize Ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. These two African leaders have had first-hand experience in dealing with ongoing conflict in Africa and especially in Sudan

Club de Madrid organizes a Workshop in Nigeria on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism

This forum will bring together the Club de Madrid Member Olusegun Obasanjo (President of Nigeria 1976-1979, 1999-2007), with the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mohammed Monguno (retired), and key national interlocutors on May 23-24 of 2017.

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