- 1986 - 1990 (predominant) (Creation)
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1.20 linear feet of textual records; 7 photographs
In 1991 the President's office transferred to the Archives the NGO (nongovernmental organizations) and international agencies liaison files. The files were accompanied by a note saying that files on the Asian Development Bank, environmental groups, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the National Resources Defense Council and NGOs were with Mr. Kapur of the Brookings Institution's Bank history team; all of these are now in the series. In addition, the transfer list noted that files on European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), IMF - Camdessus/Conable Lunches, and Private Sector Review Group World Bank were checked out, and notes in the files say that the EBRD and GEF files are with the President. A GEF file and one IMF file were later located and filed in this series. A file on Camdessus/Conable lunches maintained by Conable's executive assistant was transferred separately but the official file remains missing, as do the files on the EBRD and the Private Sector Review Group.
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This series documents the communications between the Bank, particularly the President's office, and various national and international organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, non-profit and commercial. A wide range of liaison activities are reflected; the records include invitations to meetings and conferences, points of discussions for meetings, meeting briefs and minutes of meetings, news releases and communiques, and correspondence. An equally broad range of topics is included, from agricultureand the environment to trade and financial affairs. A few files include records from the period of the Clausen presidency.
One subject file on the Gulf crisis of 1990-1991 is included. It relates primarily to funding issues, both for countries in the region of the crisis and for the return of refugees in the post-crisis period. The UNICEF file contains black and white photographs of President Conable at a meeting on February 6, 1989.
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Records are arrranged alphabetically by name of organization.
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Conditions governing access
Records are subject to the World Bank Policy on Access to Information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.
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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
11 August 2006