On April 22 2012 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Club de Madrid and Center of Concern co-organized a seminar at the International Monetary Fund. The seminar followed on two high-level conferences they organized during 2011 to discuss the linkage of two-goals our organisations believe must be pursued together in order to achieve sustainable development and growth: reform of the international financial and monetary system and the prioritization of policies that promote equitable and shared societies.
The latest seminar aimed to facilitate the formulation of a “Global Shared-Societies Agenda,” a strategy to promote social inclusion and cohesion for sustainable development and growth.
Representatives of the following organizations took part: Asian Development Bank, G20 Mexican Presidency, International Labour Organization, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Trade Union Confederation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, UN Children’s Fund, UN-Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Development Programme, UN Regional Commissions (ECLAC and ESCWA), UN Women and World Bank.
The resulting Global Shared Societies Agenda contains proposals to address the question of what policy options provide the best opportunities to encourage greater equality, inclusion and sharing and thereby facilitate the creation of a more effective, efficient and sustainable economic system.