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IDB presents video and statistics on violence in Latin America

More than 100 officials and international experts participating on a conference on "Municipal Initiatives for Prevention and Treatment of Violence" attended a preview of an Inter-American Development Bank video and report on the negative impact of violence on the quality of life and on development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB supports efforts to prevent violence in Cities of Latin America and the Caribbean

Violence is a serious obstacle to development of Latin America and the Caribbean, damaging the quality of life, reducing savings and productivity, discouraging private investment, and wasting resources, Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias said.

IDB approves $2.7 million for Bolivia civil society organizations

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $2.7 million dollar soft loan to Bolivia to finance civil society projects to help vulnerable sectors of the population to gain access to justice.

President of Inter-American Rights Commission to speak at the IDB, June 1

The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Robert K. Goldman, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon on Tuesday, June 1, following a seminar at the Inter-American Development Bank on ways to strengthen human rights in the Americas.

IDB launches solidarity program for Washington D.C. area

The Inter American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias has officially launched a solidarity program for the Hispanic and Caribbean community in the area of Washington, D.C., where the IDB headquarters is based. The initiative includes financing and technical assistance for community-based organizations and the promotion of volunteering and cultural activities.

Forum on development and culture stresses role of citizen participation

The Inter-American Development Bank reaffirmed its commitment to financing projects that promote the role of culture as a vehicle for strengthening community participation and inclusion of all sectors of society in the development process.

IDB approves $2,1 million to strengthen policy-making capacity in Nicaragua

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $2.1 million soft loan to Nicaragua to help develop social policies that will be compatible with economic policy, with special emphasis on poverty reduction.

IDB to sponsor national dialogue in Mexico to overcome poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank will host a national dialogue forum in Mexico Feb. 15-16 that will offer an opportunity for debate and discussion of policies to overcome poverty and inequality and foster social justice.

Peru and Ecuador to launch binational plan to promote peace process

A historic peace agreement was signed by Presidents Alberto Fujimori of Peru and Jamil Mahuad of Ecuador on Oct. 26, 1998, putting an end to a long-standing border dispute in a sparsely populated frontier area.

IDB, Britain, sign 2 million agreement to assist 10 nations: Central American Isthmus, the Caribbean, and Mexico

Inter-American Development Bank President Enrique V. Iglesias and Clare Short, Britain's Secretary of State for International Development, signed documents establishing a fund of 2 million pounds sterling to help institutions build executive and developmental capacity in 10 countries that include the Central American Isthmus, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

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