Just released: Final report from Club de Madrid’s Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies

14 January, 2022

COVID-19 has prompted calls to enhance the resilience of democracy in situations of global crises. Club de Madrid responded by convening a Global Commission of experts to point the way forward with policy recommendations based on lessons learned from across the democratic world. Check out ‘Democracy and Emergencies: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for democratic resilience’,  the Commission’s final report below. 

Former Korean PM Han Seung soo starts term as Vice President of Club de Madrid

12 January, 2022

PM Han was elected Vice President of Club de Madrid in the organisation’s latest General Assembly and will share the vice-presidency with Laura Chinchilla

Club de Madrid condemns arrest of Member Suu Kyi and former President Myint in Myanmar

14 December, 2021

Protests in the face of repression by the Junta are an expression of the peoples’ support for democracy. Regional organisations and the international community must reject the arrests and redouble efforts towards a peaceful political settlement and a return to the democratic path. 

Danilo Türk: “Democracy is of fundamental importance to find global solutions”

13 December, 2021

The former President of Slovenia and President of Club de Madrid, Danilo Türk, gave a speech at the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly presenting conclusions from our Policy Dialogue ‘Rethinking Democracy’ and our Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies

A rights-based agenda for the governance of AI and digital societies: Building the Age of Global Enlightenment

7 December, 2021

Club de Madrid and Boston Global Forum analyze the experiences and good practices of cities in deploying digital technologies while protecting citizens’ rights.

UN Report includes key Club de Madrid proposal to hold a new Social Summit by 2025

1 December, 2021

New social challenges require a new World Summit for Social Development — an international gathering that gives new impetus to the fight against inequality and our attempts to guarantee a minimum of social standards globally.

Imperial Springs International Forum 2021

1 December, 2021

This year’s Imperial Springs International Forum will be held in a hybrid format and will touch upon global cooperation after COVID-19 

Live Session: Democratic leadership in times of uncertainty

16 November, 2021

A contribution by Club de Madrid to the Global Democracy Coalition Forum, this Live Session brought ideas on how leaders can counter the current democratic backsliding by rethinking democracy

Open Letter to world leaders: A historic opportunity to achieve global pandemic preparedness and response

11 November, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has been like no other in history, affecting every human being on Earth.

Multilateralism Must Deliver: Club de Madrid’s contributions to Our Common Agenda

9 November, 2021

The largest forum of former Heads of State and Government working to strengthen democratic practice holds a press conference in the United Nations on Wednesday, November 10th at 11:00 am NY time.

Policy Dialogue 2021 Concluding Document: Our Commitment to Democracy

2 November, 2021

Read below the full Concluding Document from Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2021: ‘Rethinking Democracy’ 

Policy Dialogue 2021: Rethinking Democracy

22 October, 2021

Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue was held on 27, 28, 29 October. Check out its conclusions below! 

Live Session: Building trust between citizens and public institutions in emergency situations

1 October, 2021

As part of the Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies, Club de Madrid is hosting a series of regional consultations to hear about the challenges of COVID-19 for democracy.

Live Session: Dialogue for the inclusion of the Afro-Peruvian people

29 September, 2021

Club de Madrid and Ashanti Perú discuss ideas for joint collaboration and strategies between the Peruvian government and the Commission for the Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian people, Environment and Ecology. Register below!

Women Leaders Across the World Urge to Protect Afghan Women and Girls

21 September, 2021

The former President of Finland and Member of Club de Madrid, Tarja Halonen has published a plea today to protect the rights and wellbeing of women and girls in Afghanistan now that the Taleban have seized power in the country.

President Türk discusses state of democracy in podcast with Bertelsmann Foundation

15 September, 2021

On International Democracy Day, Club de Madrid and Bertelsmann Foundation join forces to produce a podcast & video on the state of democracy worldwide. Both organisations are partnering in Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2021 ‘Rethinking Democracy’