Club de Madrid to promote the Shared Societies and Post 2015 Agenda with IMF, Brookings Institute and UN meetings

What do we want future societies to be like? How should concepts such as inclusion, cohesion, sustainable growth and social development be included in the agendas that will shape the world in the next decades? What role should democracy and leadership play? The answers to these questions will be discussed in the next days in different forums in Washington and New York and the Club de Madrid will be involved in all of them to foster its “shared societies” perspective for the post-2015 development agenda, which argues that the inclusion of all segments of society, especially marginalized identity groups should serve as a foundation for the new global development goals.

Club de Madrid Washington Agenda

February 7th

10-11.30 “Promoting Shared Societies: Inclusion in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” Joint event with the Brookings Institute

Club de Madrid Members, Wim Kok (former PM of the Netherlands), Kim Campbell (former President of Canada) and Cassam Uteem (former President of Mauritius). They will be joined by Santiago Levy (Inter-American Development Bank);  John Podesta, a former member of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and  Senior Fellow Homi Kharas who will moderate the discussion. This panel is convened by the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and it is aimed to discuss how social inclusion should fit into the post-2015 development agenda.

Please register at  to watch the event via live webcast and join the conversation on Twitter at #SharedSocieties.

4.30 PM. Meeting with the International Monetary Fund about

Club de Madrid Members Wim Kok, Kim Campbell, Cassam Uteem

IMF representative: Zhu Min, Deputy Managing Director. Club de Madrid Agenda in New York. UN Commission on Social Development


Club de Madrid Agenda in New York. UN 

6th of February

1.15-2.30 pm “The importance of social inclusion and participation of minority groups for the Post2015 Agenda”. Side event at Open Working Group on Joint Position Paper of Institute for Economics and Peace and Shared Societies Project

Club de Madrid Member: Cassam Uteem,

3.00 pm Presentation at key note session Open Working Group: “Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance”

Club de Madrid Member: Cassam Uteem,


10th of February

8.30 Net-Working Breakfast with Latinamerican Ambassadors

Club de Madrid Member: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

11.30-1230 UNAOC, “Social Inclusion and Migration: Developments for the Post-2015 Agenda”

Club de Madrid Member: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations: Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser


2pm- 4.30pm            

Panel Discussion:  “Promoting gender empowerment in the post- 2015 framework” Plenary meeting of Civil Society Forum

Club de Madrid Member: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

Key- note opening- Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

Patricia Brownell, Chair, Sub-Committee on Older Women

Noelene Nabulivou, Executive Committee member, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

Moderator:  Michele Auga, Executive Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New York Office


11th of February

Panel on Priority Theme


H. E. Mrs. Bakang Mbock, Minister of Social Affairs, Cameroon

Ms. Susanna Huovinen, Minister of Health and Social Services, Finland

Mr. Carlos Rafael Urquilla Bonilla, Deputy Secretary of Social Inclusion of El Salvador

Dr.  John Gaventa, Director, Coady International Institute, VP international DevelopmentMr. Fabio Palacio, International Movement ATD Fourth World


Danilo Türk, former President of Slovenia (2007-2012), Club de Madrid


12th of February

Side Event; The Post-2015 World – Implications for Social  Development

Club de Madrid Members: Abdul-Kareem Al-Eryani and Danilo Türk, Club de Madrid


Wu Hongbo Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs

Sarah Cook (UNRISD)

Amina Mohammed (Special Advisor to Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning)