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LEADERSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE The World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid will work to strengthen democratic leadership and institutional capacity in countries engaged in democratic transitions as well as in aspects of regional and global governance where its Members’ experience can contribute to the latters improvement. THE SHARED SOCIETIES PROJECT The Shared Societies Project is designed to respond to the urgent request from leaders for arguments and action plans to help them effectively manage ethnic, cultural, religious, and other types of diversity and to facilitate inclusion, equal opportunities and participation. The project objective is to support democratic development by promoting leadership for dialogue, diversity and social cohesion, and is designed in the belief that societies are most likely to be peaceful, democratic and prosperous when leaders and citizens recognize the value of diversity and actively build a shared society. THE G-20 IN A POST CRISIS WORLD This initiative was launched in 2010 to support the G20 Korean Presidency in the development of strong and relevant G20 agenda with a focus on finding solutions to the current systemic crisis, taking the views and concerns of non - G20 countries adequately into account. Since then, the World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid has supported the Korean, French and Mexican G20 Presidencies. Although ad hoc, the G20 is more representative than the G8 and must be supported to better serve as an effective transition mechanism, taking us from the ‘informal’ to a more ‘institutionalized’ multilateralism, essential to address the daunting 21st century challenges. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOR CLIMATE ACTION Addressing global climate change and poverty are amongst the most pressing challenges for humanity, requiring an urgent response. The World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid has been working on two related and mutually reinforcing fronts: the mobilization of political will for the attainment of a globally effective, efficient and equitable post- 2012 climate regime and the promotion of universal access to clean energy for poverty reduction. It is in this framework that we continue to advocate and convey the urgency in achieving international agreement on both climate change, fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals and the realistic and strong formulation of the future Sustainable Development Goals beyond Rio + 20. WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FOR PEACE AND SECURITY In 2009, based on the leadership experience of its Members, the World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid launched the initiative Women’s Leadership for Peace and Security in the Greater Horn of Africa and the Andean Region for an increased and more effective participation of women in peace and security processes, and enhanced respect of their human rights in conflict and post conflict situations. During the past three years, a core group of its Members facilitates and works with the G40 - a group of women leaders from across the Horn of Africa - in order to increase their capacity and engagement in political advocacy. 10 World Leadership Alliance 268 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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