The World Bank, alongside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, will host the fifth edition of the Global Parliamentary Conference (GPC) on April 8-9, 2019 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.
The GPC gathers more than 200 legislators from across the globe to discuss today’s most urgent economic and development issues with World Bank and IMF senior management and experts. It offers participating Members of Parliament the opportunity not only to learn about key issues, but how they can partner with the Parliamentary Network, the World Bank and the IMF to implement policies and reform for lasting development results at the national and international levels.
This year’s conference will have the overarching themes of harnessing disruptive technology for development and jobs creation. Sessions will include topics on (1) disruptive technologies for development; (2) investing in human capital; and (3) taking action against climate change.
The second day will also include the first official meeting of the Global Young MP Initiative – a groundbreaking program for MPs under 45 committed to tackling the mounting number of development challenges directly affecting young people, including education, youth employment, and fragility, conflict and violence. More than half of the world population is under thirty, yet according to the IPU they are represented by only 2.2% of parliamentarians worldwide. The Global Young MP Initiative will provide a platform for young parliamentarians to explore proactive and innovative solutions to ensure that young peoples’ voices are heard in policy dialogue.
Register for the GPC by February 28 here.