Mesa Redonda : "Enseñanzas extraídas de la crisis reciente para construir sociedades participativas y sostenibles: implicaciones para la OIT"

Video Highlights of the Panel

Evento especial organizado por los miembros del Club de Madrid
Martes 14 junio 2011, 18:30-20:00 horas- Ginebra, Palais des Nations (Sala XII)
The ILO Director-General Juan Somavia has invited the Club de Madrid members to join in the ILO’s discussion on a new era of social justice and economic growth based on sustainable development to address mounting “turmoil” in the world of work.

Former heads of state and government from Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Yemen and the Netherlands—members of the “Club de Madrid”—will address the need for a new era of social justice and sustainable societies in the wake of the global financial and jobs crisis during two special events-panel discussions to be held at the 100th International Labour Conference: In response to a growing demand for reinvigorated action on countering the lingering effects of the global crises, members of the Club de Madrid will provide critical insights on politically sustainable solutions to current global social and economic challenges.

The Club de Madrid is an independent non-profit organization composed of 80 democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers from different countries, who have come together to respond to a growing demand for support among leaders in two key areas: democratic leadership and governance; and response to crisis and post-crisis situations.

In their “Call to Action for Leadership on Shared Societies,” issued in 2010, Club de Madrid Members said, “We call on all peoples, leaders and organizations to use their spheres of influence to work together to promote and ensure social inclusion and cohesion. We call on them to recognize that achieving social cohesion and creating a world safe from difference is essential for the well-being of individuals, states and the world as a whole.”


  • Sr Osvaldo Hurtado, Ex Presidente de la República de Ecuador 
  • Sr John Kufuor, Ex Presidente de la República de Ghana
  • Sr Olusegun Obasanjo, Ex Presidente de la República Federal de Nigeria
  • Sr Abdul Karim Al Eryani, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen
  • Sr Wim Kok, Ex Primer Ministro de la Países Bajos y el Presidente del Club de Madrid
  • Sr Stephen Pursey, Director, Departamento de Integración de Políticas de la OIT
  • Sr Raymond Torres, Director, El Instituto Internacional de Estudios Laborales de la OITModerator
: Sr Clemens McCartney, Consultor Independiente de Investigación