Non-Governmental Organisations

CANDIDATE FOR THE POST OF VICE-CHAIR OF THE
DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL COHESION AND GLOBAL CHALLENGES COMMITTEE
OF THE CONFERENCE OF INGOs
(Election 26 June 2014)

PRESENTATION

Thierry MATHIEU

Position in the INGO

Secretary General

Full title and acronym of the INGO

International Association for Research in Hospital Hygiene (IARHH)

Year participatory status was granted to the INGO

1998

Date of birth

21/11/1957

Nationality

French

Working languages

French, English

MOTIVATION


I am a public health doctor and have been involved for many years in a wide range of humanitarian, medical, sporting and other associations.
In 1984, the association of which I am secretary general was the initiator of a Committee of Ministers recommendation on hospital hygiene.
I should like to put my experience and practical knowledge to work for you.
In working alongside her over the past few years, I have come to admire the qualities and commitment of the Chair. That is why I should now like to assist her in promoting the values that underpin the Council of Europe.
My sole aim with this candidature is to act as a unifying force, listening to and working for all the INGOs so as to promote their respective views in a constructive spirit of dialogue. I hope to be a bridge between the INGOs, the committee chairs, the Conference President and the other pillars of the quadrilogue.
The range of global challenges will continue to expand in the coming years with new climate, health, social and other issues. We will have to be vigilant and responsive in order to deal with them, and we will need the contribution of each INGO in its area of expertise.
In a difficult social and economic environment, the values of democracy have been undermined. Social cohesion is under threat. Civil society must be a key driving force to promote a hope that must be constantly renewed: for a fairer and more human society that is open to other people. I can assure you that this will always be my goal if you place your trust in me, and that it will be my road map.
My candidature will be for you. That is how I want to do my bit.