Remarks by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno at the Sports for Development Seminar

July 22, 2008
Good morning to everyone.  I would like to welcome all of you to the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB believes in the power of sports to mobilize the private, public and non-profit sectors to have a positive impact on youth.  In the past two years, the Bank has invested over five million dollars in non-reimbursable financing for this type of initiatives. We believe that the skills learned on the soccer field can be transformed into skills for life and skills for employment.

Presentation to the Committee fro Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament

June 18, 2008
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced solid growth in 2007, external indebtedness declined in relative terms, and international reserves have risen. However, inflationary expectations have started to mount, due in part to the increase in oil and food prices.

International conference for Haiti’s social and economic development

July 25, 2006
Opening Remarks As a long-standing partner of Haiti, the IDB is pleased to take part in this important conference, which ratifies the international community’s strong commitment to support the government’s vision and long-term development strategy. I welcome this opportunity to reiterate that the IDB supports the pursuit of a continued and coordinated donor approach led by the Haitian government, as well as a country-driven development process. IDB Support

Social Development Week

October 24, 2005
It is an honor for me to open the Second Social Development Week, an opportunity to reflect and share lessons learned and innovative ideas in an area critical to our region’s development. Thank you all for being here, particularly those of you who have come from the region to share your experiences in the field, including our colleagues from the Bank’s Country Offices.

Renewing the commitment to sustainable development: A perspective from the Inter-American Development Bank

September 01, 2002
The Challenge of Sustainable Development Sustainable development poses a grave challenge: how to reconcile the economic and social progress of today with what we owe to the generations of tomorrow. And what we owe to tomorrow’s generations are the capacity and resources necessary to make economic and social progress of their own.

International symposium on intelligent transportation systems in emerging economies

May 07, 2002
At this juncture, I am requested to make final comments about the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.

United Nations Special General Assembly on AIDS

June 27, 2001
AIDS is a challenge to development that affects every continent. The transformation of AIDS from health concern to global development issue reflects the rapidity with which HIV has spread and the magnitude of its economic and social consequences. It also underscores the need for quick, decisive, and sustained action. AIDS is radically changing our perspective on the need for cooperation because it cannot be stopped without a coordinated and collaborative global effort. That is why we are here today.