What happened at this year’s Annual Meetings?
The Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Singapore marked the start of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) Month of Action. Oxfam was at the Annual Meetings campaigning with its colleagues in GCAP and the Global Campaign for Education.
Oxfam decided to join a civil society boycott of the official World Bank and IMF civil society forum, in solidarity with 28 civil society representatives, who were arbitrarily denied access to attend the meetings by the Singapore Government. Over 200 civil society groups supported this boycott which succeeded in pressurizing the Singapore government to backing down and allowing the activists in, although too late to allow them to attend.
Following the outcome of these meeting, Oxfam made statements on the following issues: Go to this site of OXFAM and read all.
Remember again Oxfam’s Global Action against Poverty.