2003 Annual Meetings

2003 Annual Meetings: News Releases, Speeches, Committee Papers, Documents and Background Information

Statements Given on the Occasion of the IMFC Meeting
September 21, 2003

Documents Related to the September 21, 2003 IMFC Meeting

International Monetary and Financial Committee
Provisional Agenda, September 21, 2003

The following is the provisional agenda for the Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which will be convened at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2003, in the Al Multaqua room at the Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC) in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

  1. Adoption of Agenda

  2. The Global Economy and Financial Markets
  • Outlook, risks, and policy responses
  • Importance of the Doha Development Agenda
  1. Strengthening IMF Surveillance and Promoting International Financial Stability1

  • Enhancing economic performance, resilience to crises, and financial stability through IMF surveillance
  • The role of the CCL and precautionary arrangements in crisis prevention
  • Progress with crisis resolution initiatives
  1. Accelerating Poverty Reduction and Strengthening Sustainable Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries1

  • Millennium Development Goals, the Monterrey Consensus, and progress in the PRSP approach: the role of the IMF
  • Minimizing vulnerability to exogenous shocks
  • Progress with the HIPC Initiative

    Progress Reports

  • IMF quotas and governance
  • Combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism
  • Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office
  1. Other Business

  2. Press Communiqué

1The Managing Director will provide a report to the IMFC on the IMF's Policy Agenda.