The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.
The call for proposals is now open and will close on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 9 AM Washington D.C. time.
The Spring Meetings will center around the broad theme of From Crisis to Resilience: helping countries build a green and resilient recovery. At the heart of the Spring Meetings are meetings of the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee, which discuss progress on the work of the institutions. Other featured events include regional briefings, press conferences, and fora focused on international development, issues of debt, economic recovery, vaccines, and climate.
The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will convene the 16th EADI General Conference in the Hague from July 5th to July 8th, 2021.
The central theme of the conference will be Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice. These three concepts represent aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection to climate change and other environmental threats.
For further information on the conference, please follow this link.
The topic of this year's HLPF: "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".
The executive committee, on behalf of the central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has decided, in close consultation with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and other host churches and local partners, to postpone the 11th assembly, originally planned for September 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2022.
The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 8th to 19th November 2021.