Fecha: Miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2015
Hora: 9.00 – 11.00, hora de la ciudad de Washington (14.00 – 16.00 GMT o vea su hora local)
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Las personas y el medio ambiente están en el centro de la labor del Banco Mundial. Las políticas de salvaguardia de la institución constituyen el eje de todos sus esfuerzos por proteger a las personas y el medio ambiente, y lograr a la vez sus objetivos de poner fin a la pobreza extrema y promover la prosperidad compartida de manera sostenible en los países asociados.

El primer borrador de la propuesta de un nuevo Marco Ambiental y Social fue redactado con miras a contribuir de manera eficaz al logro de los dos objetivos mencionados, propiciar un uso más sostenible de los recursos, promover la inclusión social, desalentar la discriminación, ayudar a resolver los nuevos desafíos del desarrollo y tener conciencia de las cargas económicas que puede imponer el desarrollo para las generaciones futuras.

¿Qué son las consultas mundiales del Banco Mundial? Vea este video para saber más. (i)

El Banco Mundial realiza amplias consultas sobre el Marco Ambiental y Social propuesto para recoger opiniones de todas las partes interesadas sobre cómo mejorar y fortalecer el documento preliminar.

Lo invitamos a dialogar con un panel de expertos del Banco Mundial y a formulardirectamente sus sugerencias a aquellos que trabajan diariamente en la protección de las personas y el medio ambiente.

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Date: February 4th 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET (14:00 -– 16:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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People and the environment are at the center of all our work. The World Bank’s safeguard policies are at the core of our efforts to protect people and the environment, and to achieve our goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable manner in our partner countries.

A first draft proposal of a new Environment and Social Framework has been prepared with the aim to deliver efficiently on the two goals and to support more sustainable use of resources, promote social inclusion, discourage discrimination, help address new development challenges, and be mindful of the economic burdens development can place on future generations.

What are the World Bank global consultations? Watch this video to learn more.

The World Bank is currently consulting globally on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework and is seeking feedback from all interested stakeholders on how to improve and strengthen the current draft.

We invite you to discuss with an expert panel from the World Bank and to make your suggestions directly to those who are working on protecting people and the environment every day.

Please submit questions in advance through the form at the top right of this page, and join us live for the discussion!

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Date: January 27th 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (21:00 -– 22:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: Georgetown University & Online
Putting on protective gear against Ebola. Photo: Morgana Wingard/USAID

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Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, will deliver Georgetown’s inaugural Global Futures lecture.

The lecture, “Lessons from Ebola: A post-2015 strategy for pandemic response,” will kick off a semester-long conversation about the “Global Future of Development” at Georgetown as part of the university’s new Global Futures Initiative.

His talk on Jan. 27 will connect ongoing efforts to stop the spread of infection in West Africa with longer-term efforts to improve public health systems that support economic and social development in countries vulnerable to future pandemics.

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Follow the event via hashtag #GUglobalfutures

Mark King

Mark King is the Chief Officer, Environmental and Social Standards, in the Operations Policy & Country Services (OPCS), The World Bank Group, since January, 2014. Among other tasks, he is directly responsible for the ongoing Update and Review of the Bank's Safeguard policies.


Charles E. Di Leva

Charles E. Di Leva is Chief Counsel of the Environmental and International Law Practice Group in the World Bank Legal Vice-Presidency and is the Bank’s Legal Advisor to the Climate Change Solutions Area and the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice Group. Since 1992 he has worked in all regions, specializing on issues pertaining to sustainable development, such as climate finance, development and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements, and national laws.


Nina Chee

Nina Chee is a Senior Environmental Specialist in the Operations Risk Management Department of the World Bank. Nina has had 20 years of safeguards experience within the World Bank Group - in the Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions of the World Bank and with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. She has supported both IBRD/IDA clients as well as private sector and sub-national clients in all sectors worldwide.


Date: January 15th & 16th, 2015
Time: January 15th - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET (14:00 -– 18:00 GMT or convert time) &
January 16th - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET (14:00 -– 16:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: WBG Headquarters / Preston & Online

Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.

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Transforming Transportation 2015 will examine how smart, connected urban mobility can improve quality of life in cities. Through panels and presentations, the conference will address how the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) impact urban transport, with an emphasis on data and technology, governance, and international financial flows.

Follow the event via hashtag #TTDC15.

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