Commissioner Piebalgs to take part in the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meeting
Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will this week take part (10-12 October) in the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual meetings in Washington DC. During his visit, the Commissioner will address the Development Committee (a ministerial-level Steering Committee of the World Bank Group). He will speak about questions related to the development agenda post-2015 (once the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date), seeking ways to bring together goals and targets on poverty reduction, and sustainable development in one universal framework.
Commissioner Piebalgs will also reflect on the strengthened partnership with the World Bank on Africa, in particular Mali and Somalia, and will take part in a high-level discussion on why gender, specifically gender-based violence, should be a standalone goal in the post-2015 framework. Furthermore, the Development Commissioner will hold a series of bilateral meetings. Amongst others, he will meet with Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Nemat Shafik, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.
Info on the event here