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The meetings are opened by the President of France, Vincent Auriol.

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The Honorable Chintaman D. Deshmukh, Minister of Finance to India and Chairman of the Board of Governors to the Bank, presides over the Fifth Annual Board of Governors meetings. All 49 of the Bank's member countries are represented. The meeting is opened by the President of France, Vincent Auriol, who tells the delegates to "remain faithful" to the Bank's cause and that "human progress and world security can only be achieved in a sound and stable economy." During the meetings, delegates discuss the business of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank, including principal policies and activities of the Bank and an agreement to postpone the third regular election of the Executive Directors. Delegates also consider a draft resolution concerning the representation of China.

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Information Circular No. 2 -- Notice of Staff Meeting (1065472).
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Information Circular No. 2 -- Notice of Staff Meeting (1065472).

Resource
Title
5th Annual Meeting of the IBRD Board of Governors: Summary of Proceedings
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5th Annual Meeting of the IBRD Board of Governors: Summary of Proceedings
Description
Document date: Nov. 20, 1950
Address from the meetings and resolutions adopted by the Board of Governors are included.
Event
76
Title
Loans at Work
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Loans at Work
Description
July 15, 1950
The promotional publication, released during the summer prior to the Annual Meetings, offers a pictorial record of World Bank loans (1065475).
Event
76
Title
Information Circular No. 2 -- Notice of Staff Meeting
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Information Circular No. 2 -- Notice of Staff Meeting
Description
Sept. 2, 1950
The circular provides information relating to a discussion of informal panel discussions that will take place during the Annual Meetings (1065472).
Event
76
Title
Fifth Annual Meetings Information Booklet
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Fifth Annual Meetings Information Booklet
Description
September 1950
The colorful booklet was distributed to meetings attendees (1065474).
Event
76
Title
Notes on Avignon by M. Jullien
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Notes on Avignon by M. Jullien
Description
Undated
Notes for the World Bank and IMF Governors tour of Avignon are written by M. Jullien, head architect of the Monuments Historiques (1065474).
Event
76
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Fifth Annual Board of Governors Meetings
Title
Fifth Annual Board of Governors Meetings
Description
September 1950
Scenes from the Fifth Annual Board of Governors Meetings in Paris, France (1629402; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
76
Title
IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 47
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IBRD Board of Governors Resolution, No. 47
Description
Document date: Sept. 16, 1949
The resolution sets Paris, France as the location for the 1950 Board of Governors meeting.
Event
76
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