Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
The IMF and
World Bankmeet each autumn in what is officially known as the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group and each spring in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Names of the two groups are alternated each year so a different one has top billing.
The autumn meetings are customarily held in
Washington, D.C., United Statesfor two consecutive years, and in another member country in the third year. On the weekend of the autumn meetings the G7also meets. The 2006 Annual Meetings and their supporting events were held from 11-20 September 2006 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centrein Singapore.
Since the mid-1990's, these meetings have centerpoints for
anti-globalization movementprotests. There have been complete bans on outdoor protests in the 2003 meetings in Dubai, United Arab Emiratesas well as the 2006 meeting in Singapore, where only indoor demonstrations within a designated area is permitted. Some argue that such bans are out of safety concerns, while others consider them an effort to curb dissent. These measures has led to retaliatory actions by NGOs who targeted the organisers, as well as the IMF and World Bankfor allegedly picking venues which are known to impose such restrictions [ cite news | title = Singapore takes flak for ban on protests | work = The Sunday Times (Singapore)| date = 2006-09-10| url = http://straitstimes.asiaone.com/ | accessdate = 2006-09-10 ] .
List of Annual Meetings
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
World Bank Group — The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations responsible for providing finance and advice to countries for the purposes of economic development and eliminating poverty. The Bank came into formal existence on 27… … Wikipedia
International Monetary Fund — an international organization that promotes the stabilization of the world s currencies and maintains a monetary pool from which member nations can draw in order to correct a deficit in their balance of payments: a specialized agency of the… … Universalium
World Bank — logo Type International organization Legal status Treaty Purpose/focus Crediting … Wikipedia
international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… … Universalium
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes — ICSID in force ICSID … Wikipedia
World Trade Organization — WTO redirects here. For other uses, see WTO (disambiguation). World Trade Organization (English) Organisation mondiale du commerce (French) Organización Mundial del Comercio (Spanish) … Wikipedia
International Organization of Securities Commissions — The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is an international organization that brings together the regulators of the world’s securities and futures markets. It, along with its sister organizations, the Basel Committee on… … Wikipedia
The Gambia — Gambia redirects here. For the river, see Gambia River. Republic of The Gambia … Wikipedia
World Economic Forum — WEF redirects here. For other uses, see WEF (disambiguation). World Economic Forum Motto Entrepreneurship is in the global public interest Formation • 1971, as European M … Wikipedia
World Affairs — ▪ 2004 Introduction Dominating the international scene in 2003 were the U.S. led war in Iraq and the worldwide reaction to the invasion, which occurred without the sanction of the UN Security Council; the ouster of Charles Taylor in Liberia; the… … Universalium