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Guide to 2015 Annual Meetings webcast events

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The global economy, climate change, infrastructure, the food system – these are just a few of the hot topics that will be addressed in Lima, Peru, in the lead-up to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund the week of Oct. 5. 

The annual gathering of ministers from 188 countries takes place just two weeks after a historic vote at the United Nations to adopt Sustainable Development Goals. Government ministers will again discuss the SDGs at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Development Committee of the World Bank Group and IMF.

We’re webcasting 14 events in multiple languages featuring ministers, CEOs, and experts. Tune into World Bank Live on Thursday to see actor and social activist Sean Penn weigh in on ways to empower young entrepreneurs. On Tuesday, young musicians from the “Recycled Orchestra” of Paraguay — a performance group made up of kids whose home was a garbage dump — grace the Social Inclusion Wikistage. On Friday, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is joined by Peruvian President Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening to talk about ending extreme poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and tackling climate change, from today to 2030.

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Jobs, Wages, and the Latin American Slowdown
What are the risks that economic slowdown will reverse the region’s social progress of the recent past? 3-5 p.m. ET/19:00-21:00 GMT #Perspectivas2016

 

Social Inclusion: WikiStage and World Bank Group Lima Special Event
Two hours of creative and inspirational talks, performances, and films on the theme of social inclusion. 6-8 p.m. ET/22:00-00:00 GMT #inclusionmatters

 

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Inequality, Opportunity, and Prosperity
Kim and Ibero-American Secretary General Rebeca Grynspan discuss how to increase equality of opportunity and boost shared prosperity. 11 a.m.-noon ET/15:00-16:00 GMT #EndPoverty

 

Building on Peru's Success: Boosting Productivity for Faster Growth
What does it take for a country to play in the major leagues of the global economy? This event looks at the challenges ahead for Peru and other emerging countries. 1:15-2:30 p.m. ET/16:15-17:30 GMT #Peru2016

 

Conversation on Climate Change
Kim joins a panel including Lagarde, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, former World Bank Chief Economist Nicholas Stern, and moderated by Martin Wolf. 3-4 p.m. ET/19:00-20:00 GMT

 

Thursday, Oct. 8
Annual Meetings Press Briefing: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
Kim addresses the media. 10:45-11:15 a.m. ET/13:45-14:15 GMT #WBLive

 

Infrastructure: Investing for Growth, Investing for People
Public sector policymakers and leading infrastructure investors examine how to close the infrastructure financing gap. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET/15:30-16:30 GMT #InfraGap

 

Young Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Sustainable Growth
Global leaders, CEOs, and young entrepreneurs discuss the role of entrepreneurship and youth in spurring development around the world. 3-4:30 p.m. ET/18:00-19:30 GMT #YouthBiz

 

Future of Food: A Conversation about Shaping a Climate-Smart Food System
Hear from celebrated Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, Kim, and others on ways we can shape a climate-smart food system that can feed the world. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ET/21:30-22:30 GMT #food4all

 

Friday, Oct. 9
2015 Annual Meetings Plenary
Kim, Humala, and Lagarde speak at the plenary session of the Annual Meetings. 10-11:30 a.m. ET/13:00-14:30 GMT #WBLive

 

Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy
A panel discusses how to stimulate private investment in clean energy. Noon-1:30 p.m. ET/16:00-17:30 GMT #EndEnergyPoverty

 

Quality Education for Equitable Growth
Tune in to a high-stakes discussion on investments that can deliver quality education for all children and youth. 3:30-5 p.m. ET/19:30-21:00 GMT #EducationFirst

 

Today to 2030
Global leaders and influencers look at the partnerships, financing, and citizen action needed to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and address climate change. 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET/22:30-23:30 GMT #Todayto2030

 

Saturday, Oct. 10
What Makes a Sustainable City?
Ministers of finance and mayors discuss how cities can become more socially, environmentally, and fiscally sustainable. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET/15:30-17:00 GMT #cities4future

Comments

Submitted by Angapat Raghu Menon on

Dear President,
I am realy happy to write this message for Your consideration in this Annual meeting we have to focus on Asia and Africa. We need more investment in India because of such a huge population and eliminate Poverty and growth of economy and create more Job opertunity in this country. But as well as in Nigeria the more suffering People from the North eastern nigeria from the grip of Boko-Haram militia and the Peoples security.The grip of Abiola deciese the suffering people will be saved. As well as My comments will make more healp is required to Nigeria to eliminate Poverty and sufficient food will be given. It is a Oil rich Country but the Stolen Oils are used by the Militia group for their Arms Purchase, it should be noted and given sufficient support and economy growth to the Country.
Dear President You may note this mattrer in the Annul Meeting as My appologise.
Thanking You, Yours Sincierly, Angapat Raghu Menon

Submitted by Mukti. on

this is era where we have to be cautious for environmental degradation and flooding of factories creating problem for all creature on this planet .so our upcoming generations would not face bundle of problem we have to adopt welfare economic policy and reform in our thought and action.

Submitted by Jan Willem Wijers on

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Submitted by MR.ROHIT SHUKLA on

IN CURRENT SITUATION THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS TO WORK ON SUCH AS EXTREME POVERTY, EXTREME HUNGER AND SEEMS TO BE THEIR IS NO HOPE IN RELATION TO HAPPINESS THIS IS THE REASON WHY THEIR IS SUCH A HUGE TO WORK ON OBVIOUSLY FOR MY SELF.I HAVE SPEND MUCH MORE TIME TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS AS A GENERAL PRESIDENT OF UNITED NATIONS.YOUR ANSWER IS ALWAYS YOU ARE CURRECT FOR MYSELF.THAK YOU FOR PROVIDING SUCH A WHOLY EMOTIONAL FEELING.

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