International Organizations and Clubs
Madrid is a world-class cosmopolitan capital. No wonder important international organizations and clubs make it a point to be quartered here. See what they’re up to! Some of these organizations have addresses elsewhere in Spain. We cover them just as eagerly, knowing you’d love to be informed.
THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER »
EXCERPTS: U.S. & SPAIN special dates in November <> ACM Thanksgiving feast <> Tax Amnesty & Stimulus Checks <> Requirements: Air Travel to the U.S. <> Roast Turkey <> ACM Corporate Members
APPENDIX: LEADERS AND GUESTS, G20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING »
The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 industrialized and developing countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. Spain enjoys a peculiar position within the Group. It is not a member of G20 but has participated in its seven extraordinary summits and in several ordinary meetings. It is considered a permanent guest member, the only outreach participant to have made policy commitments comparable to those of G20 members proper. Spain therefore appears to have become a de facto member of the G20.
THE G-20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING IN ROME: WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW »
Although the topics addressed by the G20 have significantly expanded over the years, the economic themes predominate. Rome is the sixteenth city in the history of the G20 to host the Summit of Heads of State and Government. The first Summit was held in Washington in November 2008, while the last – under the Saudi Presidency – was held in virtual mode in November 2020.
PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. Ho-Hum. »
No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people’s mental health. Particularly hard hit, according to the World Health Organization, are health and other frontline workers, people living alone, students, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions. But there are no specific groups that get targeted by the malaise. Fear, anxiety and insecurity are our constant companions early on in the pandemic, and at this late stage. AND beyond. Our mental health has been played havoc with. To make the bad situation worse, services for mental, neurological and substance-use disorders have been severely disrupted.
THE ACM 0CT0BER 2021 NEWSLETTER »
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THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2021 »
ACM Newsletter for the month of September 2021: Excerpts
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ESPAÑA: PATRIOT DAY, 11 SEPTEMBER »
"Patriot Day - September 11th - is approaching. Let´s get together at 11:00 am to place flowers on the existing marker at Parque Juan Carlos I, at the site where the American Embassy planted 10 red oaks brought from the US on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, and share a prayer together in remembrance"
AFGHANISTAN SERIES: SPAIN, THE EU HUB FOR AFGHAN EVACUEES »
"We need to help the Afghans, it is our moral responsibility. And Spain, for taking the initiative of welcoming Afghan refugees to the European Union, is an example of the European soul at its best."
AFGHANISTAN SERIES: REMARKS ON AFGHANISTAN BY THE US SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE, AND THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL »
In view of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban this 15th day of August 2021, GUIDEPOST is publishing the introductory statements made on 14 April 2021 to the press by NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG, the U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY J. BLINKEN, and the U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LLOYD J. AUSTIN at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
SPAIN: 8 Million EU COVID Certificates issued — And Counting »
Spain is one of the first countries to issue and recognize the EU Digital COVID Certificate one of whose main objectives is to facilitate safe mobility and movement between EU member states. So far, 803,207 travellers have benefited from the Fast Control access route to Spain, using their Certificate in the SPTH application. At ports, 5,102 people have accessed the fast track. It's all free!