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Sixth High-Level Mission towards peaceful transition to Democracy in Myanmar

Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Norway, and Jigmi Yoser Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, led the Sixth High-Level Mission to Myanmar from 14-17 June 2016 jointly with the Oslo Center. The mission was undertaken within the “High Level Support for Effective Dialogue in Myanmar: Towards Democratic Transition and Shared Societies” Project, funded by The Charitable Foundation.

Global Peace Index Madrid Presentation: Conflict cost the global economy $13.6 billions last year.

Camila Schippa, Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will present the tenth edition of the Global Peace Index tomorrow wednesday 22sd of June in an event co-organized by the City Hall of Madrid, esglobal.org and the Club de Madrid

Mayors from South East Europe join in a Shared Societies effort

The Shared Societies Project reached this Monday a very important milestone with the launching of a Declaration of Shared Cities in South East Europe. The declaration, based on the principles of Shared Societies, recognises the crucial role local governments play in healing divisions based on identity across the region. The document was approved by the participants of the conference, jointly organized by the Club de Madrid, City of Sarajevo, Shared Societies and Values Foundation Sarajevo, founded by Club de Madrid Member Zlatko Lagumdzija.

Member George Papandreu responds our Q&A on the World Refugee Day (Part I)

Today is the World Refugee Day and former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreu, has accepted our Q&A on one of the most important and pressing issues of the international agenda these days: the migratory crisis Europe is facing with a huge flow of refugees coming from the Middle East and also from north Africa. 

Orlando massacre: ‘An act of terror, an act of hate’ that hit everyone’s democracy

The Club de Madrid strongly condemns yesterday’s shooting rampage in Orlando (USA). This new criminal assault, driven by hate and homophobia, is much more than a horrifying mass murder against the LGTB community. It is a direct attack on a core democratic value: the belief and conviction that we are born equal regardless of our sex orientation, our religion or our race.

Club de Madrid undertakes Sixth High-Level Mission to Myanmar

Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Norway, and Jigmi Yoser Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, will lead the Sixth High-Level Mission to Myanmar from 14-18 June 2016 jointly with the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.

Final Declaration: Imperial Springs Forum Inclusive Sustainable & Resilient Cities in the B&R Initiative

The ISIF Inclusive Sustainable & Resilient Cities in the Belt & Road Initiative closed with a final declaration on how can the Belt and Road Initiative develop better cities for better lives and the appointement of Doctor Chau Chak Wing as the President Circle Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Club de Madrid launches the conclusions report of the ‘Madrid+10 Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Policy Dialogue’

The King of Spain and Ban Ki-moon stress human rights and democratic values as key factors to countering and preventing violent extremism

Imperial Springs Forum: Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities in the Belt and Road Initiative

The President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, will lead a delegation of eleven Members of the organization to Guangzhou, China, to participate in this forum that will serve as a platform for discussion on ‘Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities in the Belt and Road Initiative’.

Ex Mayor of Toronto presents Shared Societies proposals during ECOSOC Integration Segment

David Miller, former mayor of Toronto, member of the Network of Political Leaders United to Support Shared Societies (NETPLUSS)  and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, was one of the panelist in a session on “Making it work: shared vision and innovative thinking in action” about the new United Nations Agenda 2030.

Club de Madrid celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of expression is not only a basic human right, it is at the very heart of democracy that delivers. Along with freedom of information and freedom of association,  freedom of expression is one of the basic pillars of the democratic, pluralistic and inclusive societies that the Club de Madrid aspires to support and foster. It is in this sense, that we join all journalists on this day in promoting independence, pluralism, freedom and safety in journalism.’

 

Three Club de Madrid Members lead the NGD Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable in Dakar, Senegal

Senegal hosted the Next Generation Democracy Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on 21-22 April 2016. It brought together three Club de Madrid Members in addition to a group of regional experts and representatives from Governments, CSOs, as well as a high-level African Scientific Committee coordinated by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), to discuss the present and future of democracy in Africa. Joyce Banda, nominated Club de Madrid Member and former President of Malawi also contributed to the debate.

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