||X Club de Madrid General Assembly
The General Assembly is the highest representative and governing body of the Club de Madrid. It is composed of all the former Heads of State and Government of the Club de Madrid, representatives of each of the two Constituent Foundations as well as the Secretary General of the organization, all of whom shall attend with full voting rights. All other institutional and honorary members, as well as the Club de Madrid advisors, may participate in the General Assembly but are entitled to vote.
The General Assembly meets at least once a year and is responsible for the
approval of the organization’s activities according to its objectives,
reports prepared by the Secretariat, the incorporation of new members in the
Club de Madrid, the designation or ratification of the President, Vice-Presidents,
the members of the Board of Directors, the Secretary General, and the approval
of the organization’s fundraising strategy, annual budget and accounts.
The Club de Madrid reached a special milestone in 2011: ten years of building
democracy that delivers. Over the last decade, our Members have shared their
expertise and knowledge with leaders around the globe, strengthening upcoming
democratic governments and thus making a definite, long-term improvement in
the lives of thousands.
We celebrated this 10th anniversary in November 2011 with two flagship events
in New York City:
• Our Annual Conference, “Digital
Technologies for 21st Century Democracy”, and
• A 10th
Anniversary Gala Dinner.
During the two-day Conference, some of the world’s most experienced and
inspirational leaders, policy-makers and scholars took an in-depth look at the
opportunities and challenges that big data and social networks or collective
intelligence technologies present to the future of government and democracy,
looking at the more specific impact of this Digital Revolution on the three
pillars of political life: the State, citizens and the media. Wishing to keep
this conversation going on beyond the Conference, members of the Club de Madrid
committed to the effective implementation of “21st Century Democracy”
and will pursue a wide range of activities accordingly in the coming months.
At the 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we presented our Democratic Leadership
Award to Club de Madrid Honorary Co-Chair President Bill Clinton. Previously
delivered to Peace Nobel Prize Winner and former South African President Nelson
Mandela, this Award recognizes an individual’s firm commitment with the
consolidation of democratic values, human rights, good governance, and the promotion
of sustainable, socio-economic development through democratic means.