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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • The World Bank in the 21st Century
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    The World Bank in the 21st Century

    Mr. Wolfensohn spoke about the role of the World Bank. He argued that the policies of his organization were helpful to all parties. He explained the numerous difficulties that the…

  • Laying the Foundation for Global Health
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    Laying the Foundation for Global Health

    World business and political leaders discussed the process of globalization. They tried to find solutions to problems in areas of health, agriculture, and poverty around the world. Specific…