World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Istanbul, October 6-7, 2009
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The 2009 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings will be held on October 6-7, 2009, at the Istanbul Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. This year the attention will be focused on economic and financial crisis and governance reform, among others hot issues. As in previous year, a series of events that are jointly organized by the World Bank/IMF and civil society will take place from October 2-7 during the Civil Society Policy Forum. There will also be a number of civil society events held outside the official venue. Also, from October 12 to 18, various citizen actions and mobilizations will take place worldwide, as part of the Week of Global Action against Debt and IFIs.

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