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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

When key financial officials meet at IMF headquarters on April 20, the more promising global economic outlook—and what can be done to ensure continuing recovery in the coming months—will top the agenda. The gathering, the fifth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), will also focus on recent efforts to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism as well as the international community’s poverty reduction agenda.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

When key financial officials meet in Ottawa on November 17, the global economic slowdown and measures needed to revive growth in the world economy will top the agenda. The gathering, the fourth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), was originally scheduled for late September at IMF headquarters but was postponed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

strengthen domestic policies and reforms but indicated that if, in spite of a country’s best efforts, there still appeared to be a need for IMF financing, the Fund stood ready to discuss policies and provide assistance. Discussing globalization and the sentiment against it, Krueger noted that two hundred years ago, poverty and undernourishment were widespread, and life expectancy was low. Thanks to globalization, parts of the world have since broken out of poverty and improved their living standards. More needs to be done for those who have been left behind, Krueger said