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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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Development and Peace  One Struggle Two Fronts
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    Development and Peace: One Struggle, Two Fronts

    Secretary-General Annan talked about United Nations efforts to curb warfare in developing countries and about the urgent need for security in fostering economic growth. After his remarks he…

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  • Debt Relief for Developing Nations
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    Debt Relief for Developing Nations

    Participants talked about the world economy and the need to build programs for debt relief for developing nations. They spoke about the conditions in several developing countries and said…

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  • International Monetary Issues
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    International Monetary Issues

    President Clinton told world leaders that they all must work together to combat the global economic crisis. He said that cooperation must focus on promoting growth in the industrial world, sheltering…

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  • World Bank Issues
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    World Bank Issues

    After a three day meeting, Mr. Wolfesohn and two other officials from World Bank subsidiary organizations briefed reporters on the results of the meeting in several areas, including…

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  • World Bank New President
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    World Bank New President

    Mr. Wolfensohn spoke to reporters about his goals for the World Bank as he assumes leadership of the organization.

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