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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

Nigeria: Civil Society Declaration on Processes Towards Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

In the framework of the Club de Madrid Workshop on PVE in Abuja, Nigeria, a Civil Society Declaration was approved and presented. The Partnership Against Violent Extremism (PAVE), a network of Civil Society Organizations working on PCVE and partnering with other stakeholders including State Actors, and in particular ONSA, took ownership of this declaration, and committed to the vigorous promotion of its content.

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.

“When women are given the tools, they have a broader impact on eradication of poverty”

Club de Madrid Member Joyce Banda participated as keynote speaker at the opening session of the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment “Making eradication of poverty an integral objective of all policies: what will it take?” on Monday, 8 May 2017. 

Former PM’s Al Mahdi, Jebali, Jomaa, & Roman led the discussion on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism in Tunisia

How citizens receive and perceive radical messages was the focus of the MENA Regional Forum organized by Club de Madrid in Tunisia on May 4-5. The results from the qualitative research done in the country through focus groups were shared and discussed with the participants.

 

Club de Madrid supports the 'Madrid´s commitment to peaceful cities'

To defend peace against war, support cooperation between national and local governments, fostering instruments for mediation and social dialogue, and fostering local equality policies are some of the compromises signaled in the final declaration of the First World Forum on Urban Violence. 

 

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.

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