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Prague plans

The annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF will be the occasion for high-level official decision-making about the future of the institutions as well as protests and alternative discussions among civil society groups.

11 August 2000

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Argentine anti-IMF protests

Argentine church leaders joined labour groups in late May to demonstrate against IMF economic policies.

11 August 2000

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Human Rights and Human Development

The United Nations Development Programmes annual Human Development Report, released in June, treats human rights as essential for development and sees development as a means to realize human rights.

11 August 2000

Conditionality

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PRGF lending guidance discussions

IMF staff are discussing whether to release for external consultation a draft staff Guidance Note on its Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility.

11 August 2000

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Köhler go home say South Africans

In July South African activists told IMF Managing Director Horst K

11 August 2000

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New collaborative Web plan

The Bretton Woods Project and other organisations have been discussing a new collaborative website to assemble documents and links on World Bank-related policy issues.

11 August 2000

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Project office move, new grant

After four and a half years based in Christian Aid’s building in Waterloo the Bretton Woods Project has moved.

11 August 2000

Environment

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Indigenous Peoples Workshop

A workshop on Indigenous peoples, forests and the World Bank: policies and practice was held in Washington on 9-10 May to discuss nine case studies, presented by indigenous peoples, of their communities’ experiences with World Bank projects.

14 June 2000

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Anti-IMF And Bank Protest Tear-Gassed

In Malawi in May, a peaceful official demonstration, led by the Congress of Trades Unions, against IMF and World Bank reform policies and calling for the government to consider peoples’ needs before conceding to donors’ demands was broken-up by police with tear gas.

14 June 2000

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Ministers Support Protesters

Leaders attending the G77 meeting of developing countries in Cuba in April, also lent their support to the protests in Washington against the IMF and World Bank.

14 June 2000