|Issue number 1; February 7, 2005; 28 days to summit|
|Under the High
Patronage of His Majesty the King of Spain
In this issue, CountDown highlights the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Spanish Government, the Regional Government of Madrid and the Town Hall of Madrid with the Club of Madrid, for the staging of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. Through this agreement, all levels of Spanish government are reaffirming their desire to use this Summit as a symbol of their commitment to combat terrorism and their support of its victims. The official signing took place last tuesday, february 1, in Madrid: The Spanish Government, the Regional Government of Madrid and the Town Hall of Madrid sign a cooperation agreement with the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security.
In our Webpage we are publishing interesting contributions to the debate
WHAT THE MADRID SUMMIT IS
WHAT THE MADRID SUMMIT IS NOT
Activity has been remarkable in the forums related to the WorkGroups.
An example is the debate on the Definition
of Terrorism, where the question of what we are speaking exactly is
analyzed with detail. Causes
or Underlying factors of Terrorism, divided in 5
If yoy want to be part of the discussion, you will have to register first; we do want responsible and useful participation.
Meet on 11 March
Now it's time to ask for your active support for the Summit's aims. In cooperation with openDemocracy, the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security wants you to play a part by holding your own small, private gatherings on 11 March, a year after the terrible bombings in Madrid which left 191 people dead and thousands injured.
The route to the Atocha station will be filled with citizens demonstrating their continued determination to find a democratic response to terrorism. They will be joined by political leaders from around the world.
Please join them, by holding your own small, private gatherings on the same day, on your own city. Just sit down with friends, family and colleagues to remember the victims of terror, not just in Madrid but around the world from New York to Bali, from Istanbul to Baghdad.
And talk about the nature of the threats facing modern democracies,
We hope that you'll take the time to learn more and sign up to hold a Meeting on 11 March.
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International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security, to be held in Madrid from March 8-11, 2005. To find out more, go to http://summit.clubmadrid.org
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