Some of the matters discussed during the meeting include the proposed liaison agreement with the United Nations and the Indian Independence Order of 1947.
The Second Annual Board of Governors Meeting is attended by World Bank governors and their alternates from 44 of the Bank's 45 member countries. The meeting is opened by the Right Honorable Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer to the United Kingdom and Chairman of the Bank's Board of Governors. Among other topics, the meeting attendees discuss the Bank's proposed liaison agreement with the United Nations as well as Indian's Independence Order of 1947. It is decided that the Third Annual Board of Governors Meeting will be held in Washington, DC in September of 1948.
President McCloy (left) and Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1629396, Credit: The World Bank).
Document date: Oct. 3, 1948
An article describing a Bank staffer's impression of the voyage to London and the city itself is found on page 1.
Oct. 6, 1947
The Bank's Director of Public Relations reports to the Vice President on the Annual Meetings (1065403).
July 10, 1947
The Doremus & Co. Advertising representative requests information on the Annual Meetings (1065403).
July 31, 1947
The memo to the Bank's Public Relations Director offers a suggestion on the release of the Annual Meetings agenda (1065403).
Document date: Aug. 8, 1947
An article describing a planning trip for the upcoming Annual Meetings is titled "Mr. Howell Tells of London Trip" and is found on pages 1 and 3.
A report by the Bank's president on the second Annual Meetings with discussion about staff, governors, and executive directors attendence is on pages 3-5.
The transcript contains a discussion on the costs of the second Annual Meeting and the pros and cons of holding the meeting outside of Washington on pages 2-13.
The transcript contains a discussion on whether to invite or allow observers to attend the Annual Meetings on pages 5-11.
The exhibit recounts some of the highlights of the meetings and includes the agenda.