Congress is the highest decision-making body of the IMF and all affiliates hold membership. Congress meets every four years to establish the priorities and actions of the IMF including the Rules that we are governed by. Congress also elects the President and General Secretary and members of the Executive Committee
IMF World Congress 2009
The 32nd IMF Congress took place in May 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden and adopted a new Action Programme for 2009-2013 calling for secure jobs for a secure future in response to the global economic crisis. The Congress also elected a new President, Vice President and General Secretary of the IMF.
IMF World Congress 2005
Held in Vienna, the Congress discussed the various ways in which international solidarity can advance workers' rights. Congress adopted changes to the IMF Rules, increasing the participation of women in IMF structures and updated the IMF Action Programme for 2005 to 2009.
IMF World Congress 2001
The 30th IMF Congress was held in Sydney, Australia, when a new Action Programme was adopted for 2002-2005.Apr 28, 2009 – Per-Åke Adolfsson