Deputy Secretary-General meets with Bretton Woods officials in Washington

Deputy Secretary-General meets with Bretton Woods officials in Washington

Aiming to enhance the ability of the United Nations to meet global development goals, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette held meetings in Washington, D.C., today with senior officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In addition to holding discussions with IMF Managing Director Horst Kohler and other Fund officials, Ms. Fréchette met separately with staff of the UN who are based in the US capital.

Tomorrow, the Deputy Secretary-General will continue her contacts with representatives of international financial institutions, holding meetings in Washington with World Bank officials, including Managing Director Shengman Zhang and Vice President for External and UN Affairs Mats Karlsson.

A UN spokesman said the purpose of her visit was to have an exchange of views on strengthening the UN, especially looking at the implementation of the Millennium Development goals adopted by world leaders attending a UN summit in 2000, as well as follow-up to the recent International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico.