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Review and Update of the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies

Jan 22 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The North-South Institute Boardroom
55 Murray Street, Suite 500
Ottawa, Ontario

The North-South Institute hosted this consultative meeting which brought together a range of stakeholders including development-oriented organizations and foundations, academic and applied research institutions, professional organizations and societies, labor organizations, Indigenous Peoples representatives, persons with disabilities, civil society organizations involved in advocacy and service delivery, and multilateral and bilateral development partners.

The objective of this consultation meeting was to gather input and views to inform the development of the next generation of safeguard policies.  An approach paper entitled The World Bank’s Safeguard Policies: Proposed Review and Update, served as the basis for this consultation. This paper, along with additional information on the Review and Update process, the consultation plan, and background resources, are available on a consultation website: www.worldbank.org/safeguardsconsultations.

This event was by invitation only.