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2024 Global Parliamentary Forum and Global Young MP Initiative - Multiple Global Challenges: Action for Impact

April 15-16, 2024
Washington, DC
GPF24

The 2024 Global Parliamentary Forum (GPF), co-organized by the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF (PN), will take place on April 15-16, 2024 ahead of the Spring Meetings in Washington DC.

The Forum is a singular convening of legislators from around the world alongside senior leadership from the World Bank and IMF to share knowledge and best practices in development. This year’s event, themed “Multiple Global Challenges: Action for Impact” will focus on the perfect storm of intertwining challenges that are putting prosperity out of reach for millions across the globe. Topics will include AI, the climate-fragility nexus, IDA, debt, governance, and gender, with the launch of a new Women MP Initiative. The first day of the event will feature the first Parliamentary Townhall with World Bank President Ajay Banga, allowing legislators to dialogue directly with him and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

The Forum will conclude with the fifth meeting of the Global Young MP Initiative, titled “Planting Seeds of Growth: Creating green jobs for young people and the planet.” Legislators under age 40 will have the opportunity to engage with World Bank leadership as well as their peers from across the globe on the urgent cross-border issue of youth employment in times of climate change. It will cover the latest findings, innovations and solutions to help prepare future generations for high-skill, green jobs. The meeting will also serve to introduce the new Steering Committee of the Global Young MP Initiative.

Parliamentarians are invited to register here for the GPF and Global Young MP Initiative by April 4.