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Vaira Vike-Freiberga: "We need to create a situation in Europe where war is unthinkable"

The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Spain, together with the Club de Madrd and the Real Instituto Elcano organized a conference entitled "The Future of the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods" about the Neighbourhood Policies in the European Union in the area mentioned on the title. The discussion group counted whith the participation of Club de Madrid President and the Baltic Country's former head of state, Ms. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga as well as many other European personalities on the Union's foreign policy. 

#NGD: Democratic Governance & Management of Natural Resources & Ecosystems

On the ocassion of the Partnership for Change Conference "Turning the Tide" in Oslo, international experts from various environmental institutions have met to discuss with Club de Madrid Member Prime Minister Bondevik how is the relation between Democratic Governance and the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, within the framewrok of the Next Generation Democracy project.

Open Letter: from Club de Madrid to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We, Members of Club de Madrid, an independent organization at the service of Democracy and the promotion of its values worldwide, comprising more than a hundred democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries, express our deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela.

We are all with Nepal

We join the international community in expressing our deepest concern and sorrow for the devastating earthquake that has struck Nepal and the neighboring countries. Our thoughts are with the Government of Nepal and with the families and friends of all the victims, those who have died in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh, and those who have lost their homes and their livelihoods.

Photo by Sarah Tzinieris

Bill Clinton meets a delegation of fellow Club de Madrid Members

The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, met a delegation of fellow Club of Madrid member Presidents and Prime Ministers on the margins of their board meeting in March 2015. 

 INSPIRED handbook, fresh ideas for inclusive ways of doing policy dialogue

This handbook is the final outcome of the EU-funded INSPIRED programme (Integrated Support Programme for Inclusive Reform and Democratic Dialogue). The project focused on facilitating inclusive and participatory policy dialogue in five different countries: Ghana, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco and Tunisia. The document addresses the operational divide between democracy support and the array of existing tools and instruments aimed at promoting good governance

The Diversity Advantage Challenge – Council of Europe

NetPLUSS Member of the Shared Societies Project Kinga Göncz participated as a member of the Jury in the final round of deliberations of the Diversity Advantage Challenge, organized by the Council of Europe that was held on  March 24 in Strasbourg in the framework of the plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Club de Madrid calls the Security Council to reconsider the downsizing of MINUSTAH

Jorge Quiroga, Club de Madrid Vice-president and former President of Bolivia (2001-2002) lead a two day mission (11-12 March) to New York City in the framework of the EU-funded project "Promoting Dialogue for Democratic Reform in Haiti". The aim was advocating for a maintained force level of the MINUSTAH in Haiti until after the 2015 elections

New Paradigms for Peacebuilding: Sustainable peace through shared societies and social services for children

UNICEF and Club de Madrid co-organised a high level symposium on “New Paradigms for Peacebuilding: Sustainable peace through shared societies and social services for children” in Brussels on Tuesday March 17. The event brought together policy makers, donors, influential leaders, academia, government and civil society to promote discussion on the impact of education and other social services on social division and violent conflict. Click here to see the gallery of pictures.

 Club de Madrid condemns the attack on Tunisian democracy

The world has been struck once again by a brutal extremist attack. This time,  Tunisia, the most solid hope of peaceful transition to democracy in the Middle East and North Africa region, suffered an outrageous attack in a clear attempt to derail the country’s democratic consolidation process.

Ten Club de Madrid leaders join the Global Education & Skills Forum

The President and the Vicepresidents of the Club de Madrid, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Jennifer Mary Shipley and Jorge Quiroga respectively, will lead a ten Members delegation to Dubai to join the education-focused GESF meeting that will be held in Dubai the 15th-16th of march. 

Supporting Effective Dialogue towards Democratic Transition and Good Governance in Myanmar

Jigme Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, led the first High-Level Mission to Myanmar within the new “High Level Support for Effective Dialogue in Myanmar: Towards Democratic Transition and Shared Societies” Project.

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