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Italy initially submitted its application for membership at the Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Governors in September 1946.

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At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Governors on September 23, 1946, Italy submitted its application for membership. The application was then referred to the Board for consideration and recommendation. In March of 1947, the IBRD Articles of Agreements are signed by Alberto Tarchiani, Italian Ambassador to the United States.

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Press release announcing that Italy has joined the World Bank and IMF (1053781).
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Press release announcing that Italy has joined the World Bank and IMF (1053781).

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Title
IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 9
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IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 9
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Document date: Oct. 3, 1946
The IBRD sets out terms and conditions for Italy joining the Bank.
Event
54
Title
Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Election of Additional Executive Director
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Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Election of Additional Executive Director
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Document date: Aug. 25, 1947
The report announces the election of new a Executive Director, Professor Constantino Bresciani Turroni, from Italy.
Event
54
Title
Press release -- Italy joins World Bank and IMF
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Press release -- Italy joins World Bank and IMF
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March 27, 1947
The World Bank and IMF joint press release announces that Italy has joined both the Bank and IMF (1053781).

Event
54
Title
Memo from Secretary Mendels to Vice President Garner
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Memo from Secretary Mendels to Vice President Garner
Description

March 27, 1954
The memo indicates that the Italian ambassador has requested an appointment to sign the IBRD Articles of Agreement (1053781).

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54
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