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  • World Bank President on Fighting Global Corruption
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    World Bank Anti-Corruption Efforts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim outlined the organization’s efforts to stop corruption in its development projects. He was joined by panelists in a discussion on ways to control…

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  • James Wolfensohn Remarks on Young Palestinians
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    James Wolfensohn Remarks on Young Palestinians

    Former World Bank president and U.S. envoy to Gaza James Wolfensohn talked about the prospects for young people growing up in the Palestinian territories, where nearly three-quarters of the…

    135 views
  • Global Economic Crisis and USIsrael Relations
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    Global Economic Crisis and U.S.-Israel Relations

    Panelists spoke about the global economic crisis and possible implications for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Among the topics they addressed were the growing impact of a global economic…

    154 views
  • Social Entrepreneurs
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    Social Entrepreneurs

    Authors discussed the role that social entrepreneurs play, or could play, in improving social and economic conditions in the U.S. and internationally. Peter Osnos moderated. Topics included…

    153 views
  • Whats Next in the Middle East
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    What's Next in the Middle East

    Global leaders convened in New York from September 15-17, 2005, for the inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The conference tackled critical issues, including poverty and religious conflict,…

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  • Tsunami Relief
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    Tsunami Relief

    Mr. Wolfensohn talked about international relief and aid efforts for Asian tsunami victims and providing global economic and development assistance in both the near and long term. Following…

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  • Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    Several officials spoke at the opening session of the World Economic Forum. Among the topics addressed were the war in Iraq, peace efforts in the Middle East, the work of the World Bank, and…

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  • Energy and World Economy
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    Energy and World Economy

    Minister Al-Assaf and President Wolfensohn talked about the challenges and broader issues associated with energy and the global economy. Topics included oil prices, development in Saudi…

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  • Partnering Security and Prosperity
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    Partnering Security and Prosperity

    Participants talked about methods of promoting international security and prosperity. Among the topics they addressed were building trade partnerships, combating poverty, social justice and…

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  • World Bank Activities
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    World Bank Activities

    Mr. Wolfensohn talked about the role of the World Bank in trying to put together a plan for the reconstruction of Iraq, including that country’s administration, education, employment, and…

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  • Disability and Human Rights
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    Disability and Human Rights

    Senator Kennedy talked about the plight of persons with disabilities in the U.S. and developing countries. He also called for a U.N. declaration on the rights of the disabled.

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  • Annual Meeting
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    Annual Meeting

    World finance ministers and bank officials spoke about a variety of issues including the financial impact of September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., fighting world poverty, aid to…

    145 views
  • IMFWorld Bank Meeting
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    IMF/World Bank Meeting

    Mr. Wolfensohn spoke to reporters about the goals of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund being held in Washington, DC. Among the topics he addressed were the progress of existing…

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  • IMFWorld Bank Closing News Conference
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    IMF/World Bank Closing News Conference

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  • IMFWorld Bank News Conference
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    IMF/World Bank News Conference

    Mr. Wolfensohn spoke about the IMF/World Bank Conference and what they hope to accomplish. He answered questions from members of the media.

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  • Development Financing
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    Development Financing

    World financial leaders talked to a United Nations conference about international aid and economic development in poorer nations.

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  • Human Rights and Economic Development
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    Human Rights and Economic Development

    Ms. Robinson spoke to business leaders about human rights and the importance of economic development in ensuring human rights. Among the issues she addressed were United Nations activities…

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  • World Economic Issues
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    World Economic Issues

    President Bush spoke to economic leaders about providing debt relief to developing nations through direct grants rather than loan programs.

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  • IMF World Bank News Conference
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    IMF/ World Bank News Conference

    Mr. Wolfenson and Mr. Nimmananahaeminda talked to reporters about the World Bank meeting. They said that the meeting focused on reducing poverty and dealt with the AIDS epidemic. Following…

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  • Spring Meeting Opening News Conference
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    Spring Meeting Opening News Conference

    Mr. Wolfensohn spoke about the World Bank meeting agenda and about opposition gathered in Washington. Following his remarks he answered questions from reporters.

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