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

Effective follow-up to the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. London Summit

Global Unions have welcomed the series of decisions reached at the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. London
Summit as important progress towards effective multilateral cooperation for resuming
growth and creating jobs. However realizing that potential now requires urgent action to
stem the massive collapse in employment and economic prospects across the world. Many
of the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. conclusions relate to the international financial institutions (IFIs). It is essential
that the IMF and World Bank meetings, taking place just over three weeks after London,
confirm the G20 conclusions as regards the IFIs and add their own weight to the G20
proposals concerning global governance and social and employment cohesion...

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