IMF women in North America meet
Women representatives from U.S. and Canadian IMF-affiliated unions are meeting on September 8-9, to share plans and strategies to increase women’s participation.
NORTH AMERICA: The IMF’s first-ever regional North American women’s meeting, bringing together unions from the U.S. and Canada, opened today, September 8, in Pittsburg, USA.
Plans and strategies to increase women’s participation in the IMF and affiliated unions will be shared by delegates during the two-day meeting. One of the topics to be discussed is the IMF Executive Committee’s proposal to ensure that at least six of its positions are filled by women. This proposal is to be recommended by the Executive Committee to the IMF Congress in May 2005.
The women’s meeting will explore issues of common interest and see what opportunities there are for affiliates to further co-operate and work together in North America. For many participants who have not had an opportunity to attend an IMF meeting before, this occasion will also provide them with an introduction to the IMF and its work.
Over 25 representatives from six of the IMF’s affiliates in Canada and the U.S. are attending the meeting, which is being co-ordinated by Jenny Holdcroft, IMF equal rights director.
Sep 08, 2004 – Anita Gardner