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El Club de Madrid apoya el Compromiso de Madrid de Ciudades de Paz

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.

UN Secretary General discusses global democracy challenges with Club de Madrid

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.

CdM organizes a workshop about violent extremism during the World Forum on Urban Violence

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.

"You were ahead of time", J. Sachs at the Shared Societies Project X Anniversary

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.

Vicente Fox advocates for a human rights approach to the migration phenomena

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.

Vicente Fox hosts the Latinamerican Forum for an Inclusive Democracy 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).


Zlatko Lagumdžija, panelist at the Madrid's World Forum on Urban Violence and Education

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?  

Kok and Turk, elected new Institute for Economics and Peace Advisory Council members

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

Club de Madrid's President encourages women to pursue their dreams and develop their talents

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.

International Women's Day 2017: let's work for a Planet 50-50 by 2030

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"

'We cannot simply wait for this to happen' ex PM of Ireland John Bruton, reflects on Brexit

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?

“Someone doesn’t wake up and suddenly becomes an extremist”, Khadijah H. Gambo, Nigerian Activist

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.


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