Opening Remarks at the IDB’s Leadership in Diversity Conference: “Setting the Tone from the Top” by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno

November 19, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean is a land rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and yet, it is the most unequal region in the world. While indigenous peoples, women and African?descendants have their own unique history, they all confront discrimination and marginalization which are dramatically reflected in vital spheres of life: o They have low levels of political representation

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.

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Conference

November 28, 2006
Almost exactly twenty-seven years ago, Antonio Ortiz Mena, the IDB’s second president, gave the opening speech at an energy conference here in Washington. At that time the world was still feeling the aftershocks of the oil crisis of 1970s. The price of petroleum was near its historic peak, and Ortiz Mena spoke about a “world energy crisis” that threatened to paralyze development in Latin America.

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