Defender la paz frente a la Guerra, aumentar la colaboración entre gobiernos estatales y locales, educar para la conviencia y la paz y fomenter políticas de inclusión social son algunos de los compromisos señalados en esta declaración, presentada al final del Primer Foro Mundial sobre Violencias Urbanas que tuvo lugar en Madrid del 19 al 21 de abril. "Una Sociedad Inclusiva, que es además un proyecto del Club de Madrid, es justo lo que estamos predicando aquí", dijo Zlatko Lagumdzija, ex PM de Bosnia y Miembro del CdM, durante el Foro.
A 12 Member Club de Madrid delegation led by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, met with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, founding Member of the Club de Madrid, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bornis and Herzegovina and Club de Madrid Member, leads this workshop where there would be representatives of the European Council, experts and civil society. The workshop takes place during the WOrld Forum on Urban Violence organized by the Madrid City Hall on April 18-21, 2017.
The Shared Societies Project celebrated its tenth anniversary with a commemoration dinner attended by 35 invitees. Amongst them, 10 Club de Madrid Members, all of them former Presidents and Prime Ministers from America, Europe and Oceania and the economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
The President of Mexico and CdM Member, Vicente Fox, along with his fellow organization's Members Quiroga, Chinchilla, Frei, Lacalle and L. Fernandez, stressed the need to focus on strenghening the citezens participation and defended migration as a right not as a privilege ath the first Latinamerican Forum for an Inclusive Democracy hold this week in Guanajuato, Mexico.
This Forum (26-28 March) will analyze the challenges of democracy and social inclusion that America Latina is and will be facing in the upcoming years. The line up of former Presidents and CdM Members that will attend the meeting include Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), , Luis Alberto Lacalle, (Uruguay), Eduardo Frei (Chile) y Leonel Fernández (Dominicana).
The former Prime Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Club de Madrid Member, Zlatko Lagumdžija, will be panelist in a session organized by the CdM in one of the biggest forum to be organized in the Spanish capital this year. Convenved from the 19th to the 21st of April it will analyze the different forms of urban violence and how to tackle them, answering the question How can we build peace?
We are delighted to announce that Club de Madrid Members Wim Kok forme Prime Minister of The Netherlands and Danilo Turk ex President of Slovenia have elected to be part of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Economics and Peace, the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga was the first women ever to be elected President of Latvia. That was 1999. In 2013 she became the first female to be President of the Club de Madrid. As a pioneer and women's rights advocator she sends out a message to the "girls and women across the world" to offer them encouragement to overcome obstacles and remain true to their aspirations.
Today is International Women’s Day! Club de Madrid joins UN Women call upon all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030, the theme of today's celebration, by ensuring that the world of work works for all women. And, as UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has said "Women rights are human rights"
Club de Madrid Member and former PM of Ireland (1994-1997), John Bruton has posted an article at his personal blog exposing his views on Brexit and advocating for action: "While seeking to mitigate the effects of Mrs May chosen hard Brexit, we must also do everything we can to ensure that there is no Brexit" says Mr Bruton in his article 'What is the alternative to a hard Brexit?
Club de Madrid went to Nigeria in January with the aim of holding national consultations and conducting a focus group research. There, Nigerian activist Khadijah Hawaja Gambo shared her thoughts on violent extremism and the need of a comprehensive inclusive research that includes Christians as well as Muslims when talking about radicalization.