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Congratulations to our member Cavaco Silva, re-elected President of Portugal

Aníbal Cavaco Silva, a founding member of the Club of Madrid, was re-elected this Sunday 24 January President of the Portuguese Republic. 
The Club of Madrid expresses its sincerest congratulations on this occasion, and wishes him all the best in the difficult years ahead. We are convinced his experience, knowledge and leadership will turn this challenge into a success.

Policies for cities fighting climate change

Jorge Quiroga (President of Bolivia, 2001-2002) represented the Club of Madrid at the Global Urban Development Forum hosted by the International Economic Club of China in Beijing (5-7 January). The theme of this year’s forum was “New Energy, New Technology, Smart City and Sustainable Development”. President Quiroga centred his speech on adaptation and mitigation policies for cities fighting climate change, and presenting the Club of Madrid recommendations produced in this respect. As China is taking the lead in urban development this new millennium and has, in fact, become the world’s number one investor in clean energy and technology, this was a key opportunity that allowed us to  open a door for further work with Chinese authorities – key players in future negotiations in the international agenda.  

The Club de Madrid and the European Commission

On Thursday 13 January 2011, European Commissioner for Development and Cooperation Andris Piebalgs, received in Brussels a delegation of the Club of Madrid led by its President Wim Kok, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and composed of Carlos Westendorp, Secretary General, and Nicolas Rougy, Director of the Brussels Office.

 Today we are all Haitians

Today, one year after the tragic earthquake that devastated Haiti, we join Haitians remembering the victims, supporting the injured and displaced, and hoping for the physical, economic, material and institutional reconstruction of the country.

We bring back to remembrance all workers from the European Union, the MINUSTAH and all other international organizations and NGOs who perished in the earthquake, and made the biggest sacrifice in their commitment for Haiti. We are all tasked with continuing their endeavors, making their commitment a reality, and giving value to their sacrifice.

Today we are all Haitians, today we are all with Haiti.

Aujourd’hui nous sommes tous Haïtiens.

Armenia's foreign policy: Security challenges and European perspectives

Club de Madrid and FRIDE organized today the open discussion on ‘Armenia's foreign policy: Security challenges and European perspectives’, with the participation of Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. The meeting took place on Friday, 17 December in Madrid.

The Club of Madrid joins the initiative of RTVE "Together for Haiti"

"Together for Haiti" is an initiative of RTVE in collaboration with AECID, to raise funds to fight the epidemic that is affecting the people of Haiti a year after the earthquake.

Nacho Espinosa, head of project “Global Leadership for Haiti’s Reconstruction”, participates in the program of Radio Exterior “Hora America”.

Click here to listen to the entire program (in Spanish).

 Two of our Members, Bill Clinton and Felipe González met with Tony Blair and other progressive leaders in New York to launch the Global Progress Council

The meeting, held in New York on December 13th & 14th, had also the participation of other renowned progressive figures like Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Denmark), Carme Chacón (Spain), Matthias Machning (Germany), Mona Salin (Sweden), Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (Denmark), Gordon Bajnai (Hungary) and Trevor Manuel (South Africa) among others.

Elections are a means to an end

Public Statement on the Current Situation in Haiti. December 11, 2010 

Communiqué sur la situation actuelle en Haïti: Les élections sont un moyen pour arriver à une fin

The Club de Madrid has been following the electoral process in Haiti closely. Our organization is concerned with the latest developments in the country, strongly condemns any form of political violence and launches an appeal for all parties to call their supporters to non-violence. The Club de Madrid deeply regrets the loss of lives. Electoral processes should be a celebration of citizenship in which all parties and institutions involved ought to be respectful of the law and of their differences and use democratic means to resolve any dispute that may arise.

Fuad Siniora speaks on Lebanon and the Middle East in a World in Transition

Fuad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and who recently joined the Club of Madrid, spoke at King’s College London on Lebanon & the Middle East in a World in Transition.


The Club de Madrid in the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Mexico

10 December 2010, Cancún, Mexico - Mary Robinson lead the Club de Madrid delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, also known as COP16/CMP6.

To flourish, Haiti needs aid

Jean Max Bellerive, Prime Minister of Haiti, and Jorge Fernando Quiroga,  President of Bolivia (2001-2002) and member of the Club de Madrid, publishes and op-ed on the Miami Herald about Haiti, the institutional reconstruction of the country and the national ownership of this process, and the paradigm of development.

Read the Miami Herald Op-Ed

The Club of Madrid welcomes Yasuo Fukuda as its 79th member

The Club of Madrid is glad to announce that Yasuo Fukuda, former Prime Minister of Japan, has accepted to join the organization as a full member.


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