2009 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (Istanbul) - Global Unions Statement

Istanbul, 6-7 October 2009:

Last April’s London G20 Summit requested that the international financial institutions
(IFIs) play a leading role for implementing a strategy for global economic recovery. The
London Summit programme asserted the importance of a “sustainable recovery for all …
by creating employment opportunities and through income support measures [and] a fair
and family-friendly labour market for both men and women”. Despite modest
improvements in select financial and economic indicators in some countries, the world
remains mired in a global employment crisis. It is essential that the IMF and World Bank
consistently promote and apply a recovery strategy focused on employment creation as
a means to ensure sustained growth...

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Global Unions Statement to the 2009 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank