UN / MULTILATERALISM

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In a world characterized by nationalism, power competition, and inequality “we face need for global solutions, and global solutions must be multilateral,” the President of the Club de Madrid, Danilo Türk, told journalists in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 10 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

10 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Danilo Türk, Former President, Slovenia, President, Club de Madrid:
“We understand that the world is characterized today by various threats; the exclusionary nationalism, great power competition, growing inequality within states and among states. So, the problems of today are really very serious, but in this kind of problem situation we face need for global solutions, and global solutions must be multilateral.”
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Danilo Türk, Former President, Slovenia, President, Club de Madrid:
“We found it very important that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres started about a year ago, following the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, a process of very broad consultations on the future of the United Nations. Club de Madrid took very active part in that context. We made several proposals to the Secretary-General, and we were very pleased to see that in his report, Our Common Agenda, he provided a very broad spectrum of proposals for the future.”
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Yves Camille Désiré Leterme, Former Prime Minister, Belgium:
“We welcome the fact that the Biden-Harris Administration has put forward – well more, than put forward, the idea is actually convening – a summit, a Summit for Democracy where Club de Madrid is very happy to, will be very happy to attend and to put its best forces on the virtual table to try to reach the goals, to come up with recommendations for improvement We will more particularly be part of the group on civil society, and more specifically focused on the issue of authoritarianism.”
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STORYLINE:

In a world characterized by nationalism, power competition, and inequality “we face need for global solutions, and global solutions must be multilateral,” the President of the Club de Madrid, Danilo Türk, told journalists in today (10 Nov) in New York.

Türk, who is the former President of Slovenia, said it was “very important that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres started about a year ago, following the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, a process of very broad consultations on the future of the United Nations” culminating in his report entitled Our Common Agenda.

Our Common Agenda looks ahead to the next 25 years and represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation and reinvigorating inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism.

Türk said Club de Madrid “took very active part in that context” and made “several proposals to the Secretary-General” adding, “we were very pleased” that the report “provided a very broad spectrum of proposals for the future.”

The former Prime Minister of Belgium and member of the Club de Madrid Yves Camille Désiré Leterme, welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s convening of “a Summit for Democracy where Club de Madrid is very happy to, will be very happy to attend and to put its best forces on the virtual table to try to reach the goals, to come up with recommendations for improvement.”

On 9-10 December, United States President Joe Biden will host the first of two Summits for Democracy, which will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies through collective action.

Club de Madrid is an independent, composed of 95 regular members, 64 of whom are former presidents and 39 of whom are former prime ministers from 65 countries is the world's largest forum of former heads of state and government, created to promote democracy and change in the international community.
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