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September 28, 2000
  2000 Annual Meetings  .  Boards of Governors

International Monetary Fund
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

September 19–28, 2000
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 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 
9:00 a.m. Press Registration Desk opens Prague Congress Centre
9:00 a.m. World Economic Outlook pickup Press Resistration Desk
Prague Congress Centre
  Technicians granted access to Press Room Prague Congress Centre


 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 
9:00 a.m. Press Room opens Prague Congress Centre
Press Room
10:00 a.m. Press Conference
Michael Mussa,
IMF Economic Counselor
and Director, Research Department
World Economic Outlook
Transcript
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Photos
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
2:00 p.m. Press Conference World Bank Europe
and Central Asia experts
Making the Transition Work for Everyone: Poverty and Inequality In Europe and Central Asia
Johannes Linn, Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Christine Jones, Lead Economist for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank Ana Ravenga, co-author and Lead Economist, World Bank
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall


 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 
10:00 a.m. Press Conference
Horst Köhler,
Managing Director, IMF
Transcript
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Photos
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall


 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 
10:00 a.m. Press Conference
James D. Wolfensohn,
President, World Bank Group
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
2:30 p.m. World Bank Press Conference
'Voices of the Poor'
Nicholas Stern
Sr Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank
Deepa Narayan, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank
Press Release
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Press Center Mtg Room
3:30 p.m. IMF Press Conference
The IMF's Role in Poverty Reduction
Masood Ahmed, Policy Development and Review Department
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Press Room Meeting Room


 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 
9:30 a.m. Group of 24 Deputies Prague Congress Centre
Panorama Hall
9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Annual Meetings Program of Seminars
Prague Congress Centre
Various Venues
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Press Briefing by IMF Staff
From Transition to EU Membership
- The Policy Challenges

Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Press Center Meeting Room
11:00 a.m. Czech Government Press Conference
Zdenek Hruby, Special Commissioner of the Government of the Czech Republic for the Annual Meeting of Board of Governors for the IMF and World Bank & Deputy Vice Premier for Economic Policy, Czech Republic
Pavel Mertlik, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Czech Republic
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
2:00 p.m. World Bank Press Conference 'Environment Matters'
Ian Johnson, Vice President, Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESSD); Kristalina Georgieva, Director, ESSD, World Bank
Andreas Raczynski, Director, Technical and Environment Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Meeting Hall VI
3:00 p.m. Group of 24 Deputies Prague Congress Centre
Panorama Hall


 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 
8:00 a.m.
   (photo pool)
Group of 24 Ministers Prague Congress Centre
9:00 a.m. Commonwealth Secretariat Press Conference
The Hon. John Balli, Finance Minister of Malta, FMM Conference Chairman
The Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur,Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning
H.E. Mrs. Luis Dias Diogo, Minister of Planning and Finance, Mozambique
Dato' Dr. Shafie Mohammed Salleh, Deputy Minister of Finance, Malaysia
The Rt. Hon Don McKinnon, Commonwealth-Secretary-General
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Annual Meetings Program of Seminars
Prague Congress Centre
Various Venues
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. IMF Latin America Press Briefing Prague Congress Centre
Club H
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.. Ministers of Finance Press Conference on Africa Prospects Barro Chambrier,
Executive Director, World Bank/IMF
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
4:30 p.m. Press Conference — Chairman of the G-24
Communique
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall


 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 
7:30 a.m.
   (photo pool)
Group of 10 Ministers Prague Congress Centre
Panorama Hall
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Annual Meetings Program of Seminars
Prague Congress Centre
Various Venues
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. World Bank Press Briefing on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) David de Ferranti, Vice President, LAC, World Bank Guillermo Perry, Chief Economist, LAC WB Prague Congress Centre
Club H
9:00 a.m.
   (photo pool)
International Monetary and Financial Committee
Statements
Communiqué
Prague Congress Centre
Forum Hall
11:00 a.m. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Press Conference
"Getting Globalization Right" Peter Woicke, Executive Vice President, IFC
Press Center Mtg. Room
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. James D. Wolfensohn & Utstein Group Press Briefing: Claire Short, Secretary of State for International Development (UK) Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany) Anne Kristin Sydnes, Minister of International Development (Norway) Evelyn Herfkens, Minister for Development Cooperation (Netherlands)
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
3:00 p.m.
   
Per Jacobsson Foundation Lecture
Josef Tosovskı
Governor of the Czech National Bank
"Ten Years On — Some Lessons from the Transition"
Radio Free Europe Building
Great Hall
5:30 p.m. Press Conference
Chairman, IMFC, and
Managing Director, IMF
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
Time to be announced Joint meeting of the
International Monetary and Financial Committee
and the Development Committee
Communique
Prague Congress Centre
Forum Hall
7:15 p.m. Press Conference Chairmen, IMFC and Development Committee
IMF Managing Director, and World Bank President
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall


 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Annual Meetings Program of Seminars
Prague Congress Centre
Various Venues
9:00 a.m.
(photo pool)
Development Committee
Communique
Prague Congress Centre
Forum Hall
10:00 a.m. World Bank Press Conference
"The Quality of Growth"
Nicholas Stern, Sr Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank
Vinod Thomas,
Vice President, World Bank Institute, World Bank
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Press Center Mtg. Room
11:00 p.m. World Bank Press Briefing
Middle East
Prague Congress Centre
Club H
4:30 p.m. Press Conference
Chairman, Development Committee, and President, World Bank Group
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall


 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
Prague Congress Centre Congress Hall
  Address by the Chairman of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group  
  Annual Address
Horst Köhler
Managing Director, IMF
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  Annual Address, James D. Wolfensohn,
President, World Bank Group
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immediately following the Opening Ceremony Press Conference
Trevor Manuel
Chairman of the 55th Annual Meetings of the IMF
and World Bank Boards of Governors
and Finance Minister of South Africa
Prague Congress Centre
Press Room Meeting Room
3:00 p.m. World Bank Press Briefing
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC Initiative)

Prague Congress Centre
Club Room H
3:00 p.m. Annual Discussion Prague Congress Centre
Congress Hall


 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 
9:30 a.m. Annual Discussion
(morning session)
Prague Congress Centre
Congress Hall
11:00 a.m. Czech Government Press Conference
Zdenek Hruby, Special Commissioner of the Government of the Czech Republic for the Annual Meeting of Board of Governors for the IMF and World Bank & Deputy Vice Premier for Economic Policy, Czech Republic
Pavel Mertlik, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Czech Republic
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
2:00 p.m. El-Salvador Press Briefing Prague Congress Centre
Meeting Room 2.1
3:00 p.m. Annual Discussion
(afternoon session)
Prague Congress Centre
Congress Hall
4:30 p.m. Annual Discussion
Closing Ceremonies
Closing Addresses
Horst Köhler
Managing Director, IMF
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James D. Wolfensohn
President, World Bank Group
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Trevor Manuel
Chairman of the 55th Annual Meetings of the IMF
and World Bank Boards of Governors
and Finance Minister of South Africa
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Prague Congress Centre
Congress Hall


 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 
Time to be announced Press Conference
James D. Wolfensohn,
President, World Bank Group
Peter L. Woicke
Executive Vice President, International Finance Corporation
Motomichi Ikawa
Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
Time to be announced Press Conference
Horst Köhler,
Managing Director, IMF
Prague Congress Centre
Small Hall
Time to be announced Press Luncheon
James D. Wolfensohn,
President, World Bank Group
Horst Köhler,
Managing Director, IMF
Transcript
Prague Congress Centre
Panorama Hall


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