Recent Appearances

Struggle Against Trafficking of Women

December 18, 2012

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Little Rock, USA. Former PM Campbell served as an initiator in the session titled, "Sharing responsibilities for an effective struggle against labor trafficking of women" at the Club de Madrid' Annual Conference: Harnessing 21st Century Solutions: A Focus on Women. The conference was convened at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Watch the video from Ms. Campbell's session by CLICKING ON THIS LINK: http://youtu.be/NkOUTXYVArM

World Movement for Democracy Seventh Assembly

October 14, 2012

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Lima, Peru. The World Movement for Democracy convened its Seventh Assembly October 14-17, 2012. The title was, "Democracy for All: Ensuring Political, Social, and Economic Inclusion." Approximately 435 World Movement participants attended and the agenda featured plenary sessions, workshops, the presentation of the Democracy Courage Tributes, and numerous informal networking opportunities.

 One highlight was the evening Mayor Susana Villaran hosted a Cultural Evening and Reception for the Assembly participants and included the Mayor presenting the Medal of Lima personally to Ms. Campbell. What an honor!

Learn more about the Assembly by downloading the fact sheet below.

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Empowering Women - Kosovo Conference

October 4, 2012

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Pristina, Kosovo. President Jahjaga hosted an international summit titled "Partnership for Change - Empowering Women" October 4-6, 2012. The summit was convened with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

Frmr PM Campbell participated in the panel on "Security Sector Reform" and other panelist included...

Alma Lama – Member of Parliament, Kosovo
Behar Selimi – Member of Parliament, Former Dir Gen of Police, Kosovo
Jane Townsley – President of the Intl Assoc of Women Police, UK
Avgustina Tzvetkova – Deputy Minister of Defense, Bulgaria


See the attachment below for the Pristina Principles, which were the outcome of the summit.

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International Women's Forum - Mongolia

July 7, 2012

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Former Prime Minister Campbell participated in the International Women's Leadership Forum convened by the Mongolian Community of Democracies Presidency and the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the forum was to develop a common understanding of women's leadership in democratic societies and share best practices with Mongolian women leaders.

The two key themes of the forum were 1) Women, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development and 2) Expanding Women's Political and Civic Participation.

Ms. Campbell moderated the panel on Women, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development and featured panelists:

  • Ashidmaa Dashnyam - VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, Tenger Financial Group
  • Jeane Hull - Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Peabody Energy
  • Robin Quarrier – Counsel, Center for Resource Solutions

CLICK HERE to see a transcript of Secretary Clinton's remarks to the forum on July 9, 2012.

Ms. Campbell was happy to see Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj during the forum. Interesting note: the President actually took a class from Frmr PM Campbell when she was teaching at Harvard Kennedy School. What a coincidence!

Women in the Greater Horn of Africa Project

June 14, 2012

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Former Prime Minister Campbell was pleased to lead the final mission of the Women, Peace and Security in the Greater Horn of Africa project. Ms. Campbell had led the inaugural mission three years earlier and was gratified to hear participants say that this project had been transformative for them. The project brought together women’s groups and representatives from civil society organizations from across the Horn of Africa and was aimed at maximising the participation and contribution of women in national and regional peace and security decision-making and political dialogue in the area. Learn more about the project HERE.

Harvard Center for Public Leadership

May 9, 2012

Cambridge, USA. Harvard's Center for Public Leadership, Women and Public Policy Program, Institute of Politics, and  Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics & Public Policy co-sponsored a seminar presented by Former Prime Minister Campbell titled, "Governance, Leadership and Democracy."

Celebrating PPF's 25th Anniversary

May 3, 2012

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Toronto, Canada. Former Prime Minister Campbell was honored alongside her fellow living former prime ministers by the Public Policy Forum. The event marked the 25th Annivesary of the organization and brought together over a thousand leaders from all sectors of Canadian society. (Also honored, but not able to attend was Jean Chretien.) Each former prime minister spoke and while each of them took the opportunity for some good-natured humor, they also spoke about serious issues as well. Ms. Campbell's intervention included her speaking about her proposal to correct gender inequality by converting each riding in Canada to a two-person riding that would include a male and a female representative. "We would have instant parity. There would be no competition in the party between men and women for the nomination. No need to be nasty," she said.

WSJ Women in the Economy

May 1, 2012

Palm Beach, USA. Once again this year, Ms. Campbell was pleased to participate as a member of the The Wall Street Journal’s Task Force for Women in the Economy. The task force is comprised of nearly 200 influential CEOs, luminaries and subject-matter experts, both men and women.

This year’s conference set out to “create a business-based, data-driven action plan to address an important economic issue: making better use of female talent to promote economic growth and competitiveness in the U.S. and worldwide.”
Ms. Campbell co-chaired the session focused on…
The Role of Government - Policy can be a fast tool for change. This group will discuss and prioritize federal government policy initiatives that can eliminate obstacles and uncover opportunities for the advancement of women in the workplace.
Moderator: Kim Strassel, Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal
Subject Matter Expert: Kay Coles James, President, Gloucester Institute
Kim Campbell, Canada's 19th Prime Minister;
Paula Dobriansky, SVP and Global Head of Govt. & Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters;
Barbara Kasoff, President and Founder, Women Impacting Public Policy
Check out the Wall Street Journal’s Special Report that was a product of the conference to learn more.

OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers - Urban Sustainability

March 8, 2012

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Chicago, USA. The Fourth Meeting of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers was presided over by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of New York and the Chairman of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Michael Bloomberg, and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan.

The roundtable focused on financing and investing in urban sustainability, job creation, and resilient growth as a catalyst for economic recovery. Participants examined innovative investment options and finance models to meet these objectives as well as look at the role of key sectors and partnerships that drive change.
Frmr PM Campbell participated in two sessions. One was the “Buildings” dialogue of the “Financing urban sustainability in key sectors.” And the other was speaking at the luncheon celebrating International Women’s Day.
To learn more about the roundtable, visit its website or see the issues paper below.
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Order of Canada for Mr. Robert Carsen

January 23, 2012

Photo by Julien Faure

Paris, France. Former Prime Minister Campbell was pleased to be in attendance for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony for renowned director of opera, Mr. Robert Carsen, O.C.  Learn more about Mr. Carsen on the Governor General's Profile Page for him.