Inaugural IMF Women's Committee meeting
Women from each of the six IMF regions came together in Geneva on October 23 at the first meeting of the reinstated IMF Women's Committee.
GENEVA: The IMF Women's Committee meeting gave a fresh impetus to IMF efforts to increase the representation and participation of women in all structures of the IMF. The Committee discussed each of the recent decisions taken by the IMF Executive to improve women's representation, including the Executive recommendation that 6 additional positions on the Executive be created for women.
Arrangements were made for the Women's Caucus at the IMF Central Committee meeting in December in Cape Town, and Women's Committee members gave reports on progress with setting up IMF women's committees at the regional or subregional level.
Finally, members proposed a range of ideas for themes for the first ever IMF Women's Conference, to be held in conjunction with the next Congress in 2005.
Participating women came from Algeria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia and the United States.
Oct 24, 2003 – Jenny Holdcroft