Seminar: A Global Shared Societies Agenda (April 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 17, 2012

Center of Concern co-organizes a seminar on a "A Global Shared Societies Agenda"  on April 22, during the Spring meetings of the World Bank/IMF in Washington.


Club de Madrid, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Center of Concern invite you to …


A Global Shared Societies Agenda:


A strategy to promote social cohesion for sustainable development and growth




22 April 2012


International Monetary Fund Headquarters, HQ2 Room 01-280


Washington, DC






In 2011 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Club de Madrid and Center of Concern co-organized two high-level conferences at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters 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.




For 2012, our work aims to facilitate the formulation of a “Global Shared-Societies Agenda,” a strategy to promote social inclusion and cohesion for sustainable development and growth. Our primary audience and institutional focus is on the IMF and its members because of its critical role in the international financial and monetary system. However, policy coherence between the IMF and the other international organizations that have a role in the global economy is a necessary precondition for the Agenda to be meaningful. 




The focus of the proposed seminar should be on what is required to forge a new, international consensus to directly incorporate social as well as hard economic considerations into the framework of the international monetary and financial system and to bring indicators of impacts on social conditions into the policy performance goals that Member States are required to meet by the international financial institutions. 

9:30am-10:00am         Breakfast Buffet




10:00am-12:30pm     High-Level Panel Discussion, “A Global Shared Societies Agenda Requires Political Will”




John Bruton, Prime Minister of Ireland (1994‐1997); Member, Club de Madrid


Petre Roman, Prime Minister of Romania (1989 -1991); Member, Club de Madrid


François Bourguignon, Director, Paris School of Economics; former Chief Economist of the World Bank


Jack Boorman, Former Director, Policy Development and Review Department and Counsellor and Special Advisor to the Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund; Member of the Palais-Royal Initiative


Hugh Bredenkamp, International Monetary Fund






Note: In order to access the premises you will need accreditation to World Bank/IMF meetings.