World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Washington DC., September 2005
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World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings will be held on September 24 and 25, 2005 in Washington DC. The Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (Fund) and the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (Bank) normally meet once a year to discuss the work of their respective institutions. At the Annual Meetings, the Boards of Governors make decisions on how current international monetary issues should be addressed and approve corresponding resolutions. Civil society organizations are preparing seminars and workshops surrounding the Annual Meetings with special focus on conditionalities, debt, development financing and Millennium Development Goals. (See calendar)

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