Parliamentarians’ Petition for Democratic Oversight of IMF and World
is but one example of the IMF usurping the authority of national
60th anniversary year of the creation of the IMF and World Bank
is an appropriate time seek reform and the International
Parliamentarians’ Petition will be launched at the Autumn Meetings of
the IMF and World Bank in October.
the UK, the All Party Group on Heavily Indebted Poor Countries is
coordinating parliamentary activities including the timing of a possible
EDM and launch. NGO activities
in the UK are being led by the WDM, Action Aid, Christian Aid and
the Bretton Woods Project.
essence the objective is to ensure that
the democratically elected representatives of recipient nations are the
final arbiters of all economic policies in their countries.
Campaigners are asked to
contact their MPs and seek their support by signing the Parliamentary
Petition. This is an ideal
opportunity to book a visit with your MP (consider going as a group of
local supporters in an area) at the start of the new Parliamentary session
at which you can raise the wider issue of 100% debt cancellation and ask
them to sign the petition for greater parliamentary control over economic
policy. For a full brief on the International petition and a copy of
the petition for your MP to sign see International