Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

August 21, 2012
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

Heads of state, business leaders to attend first CEO Summit of the Americas

April 02, 2012
Heads of state and hundreds of business leaders will meet at the first CEO Summit of the Americas April 13–14 in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss globalization, infrastructure, human capital and other key economic issues. The scope and level of participation make it an unprecedented opportunity for a public-private exchange. 

President Moreno to announce new IDB financial package to confront food crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 21, 2008
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and finance ministers from seven Central American countries will meet Tuesday, May 27, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the social and economic impact of rising food prices. Ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic will attend the meeting.

IDB, Ricky Martin Foundation, Ayuda and local partners launch campaign against human trafficking in Washington, D.C .

April 24, 2008
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ricky Martin Foundation, the non-governmental organization Ayuda and the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs have partnered to launch Call and Live in Washington DC, a campaign that promotes an anti-trafficking hotline for prevention and victim protection. Other local partners of the initiative include Telemundo, Univisión, Washington Hispanic and Radio Viva 900.  

IDB promotes Opportunities for the Majority initiative in Colombia

March 23, 2007
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno and Professor C.K. Prahalad yesterday held a seminar with over 500 Colombian business leaders, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, academics and politicians to urge the private sector, government and civil society to find innovative ways of reducing poverty.