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.
Members Wim Kok and Zlatko Lagumdzija participated, on February 20-23th and January 29th respectively, in missions part of Club de Madrid’s collaboration in the Project “Khotwa”. This Project, led by International Institute for Nonviolent Action (Novact), aims to promote an effective, collective, constructive and structured participation of the North African civil society in the process of the regional integration of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
The Club de Madrid recently visited Nigeria and Lebanon with the aim of holding national consultations and conducting a focus group research. This research study will also be conducted in Tunisia in the coming weeks. All these missions are part of our new project "Leaders Telling a Different Story".
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.
The future of the United Kingdom is uncertain, as the challenges of a post-Brexit reality need to be faced and editorials compete in their prediction of the course the UK will take under its new Prime Minister, Theresa May. In a speech drawing up her plans for the future of the islands, PM May seemed to adopt the concept of Shared Societies, long championed by the Club de Madrid.