Former World Leaders in Haiti to Meet with Parliament
- Monday, September 26, 2011 9:28 AM
MADRID, Spain (defend.ht) - The Club de Madrid announced on Friday a fifth mission to Haiti. For this visit, the delegation intends "to share with members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies of Haiti experiences of constructive parliamentary action."
The delegation is part of the Club de Madrid's Global Leadership for Haiti's Reconstruction committee and is being led by Cassam Uteem, former President of Mauritius and Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada. The goals of the mission are to:
- - "share with members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies of Haiti experiences of constructive parliamentary action."
- - "accompany a dialogue and reflection process on the role of external help (international aid) as an instrument not olny for the provision of new services, the construction of essential infrastructure, but also as a means to strengthen the country's institutitions"
- - "evaluate alongside political actors from civil society the possibility of national political agrrement for the future of Haiti, and the details it could include."
In a press release, the Club de Madrid claims that its members do not have the material means to assuage the needs that Haitian suffer, but that they do have the power to urge those responsible to excercise their political responsiblities to improve the lives of Haitian citizens.
The Club of Madrid is an independent organization dedicated to strengthening democratic values â€‹â€‹and leadership around the world. It uses the unique experience of its members - 80 former heads of state and government of more than 56 countries - to mobilize their time, experience and knowledge to carry out their mission. The Club of Madrid is the largest forum of former presidents and prime ministers in the world, offering an unparalleled current leaders of political knowledge and experience.