Past Event: A Global Shared Societies Agenda

22 April, 2012, International Monetary Fund Headquarters, HQ2 Room 01-280, Washington, DC

For the 2012 meetings of the IMF and World Bank, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Club de Madrid and Center of Concern built upon our April and September 2011 conferences at IMF toward the facilitation of a “Global Shared-Societies Agenda,” a strategy to promote social inclusion and cohesion for sustainable development and growth.  This two-part event began with a high-level panel discussion on the political will needed to agree to a global shared societies agenda.  The second part was a seminar for advisors from national and intergovernmental organizations to work on the formulation of the Agenda.  The focus of the seminar was on what is required to forge a new, international consensus to directly incorporate social as well as hard economic considerations into the framework of the international monetary and financial system and to bring indicators of impacts on social conditions into the policy performance goals that Member States are required to meet by the international financial institutions.

High-Level Panel Discussion:
“A Global Shared Societies Agenda Requires Political Will”
22 April 2012, 9:30 am – 12.30 pm
HQ2 Room 01-280

With John Bruton, Prime Minister of Ireland (1994‐1997); Member, Club de Madrid, Petre Roman, Prime Minister of Romania (1989 – 1991); Member, Club de Madrid, François Bourguignon, Director, Paris School of Economics; former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Jack Boorman, Former Director, Policy Development and Review Department and Counsellor and Special Advisor to the Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Found, Hugh Bredenkamp, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund

“Necessary Elements for a Global Strategy to Promote Social Cohesion for Sustainable Development and Growth”
With the Asian Development Bank, G20 Mexican Presidency, International Labour Organization, International Monetary Fund, International Trade Union Confederation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, UN Children’s Fund, UN-Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Development Programme, UN Regional Commissions, UN Women and World Bank.

Background Reading: Fixing Finance Is Not Enough
Background Reading: New Directions for International Financial and Monetary Policy

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