International Finance Forum (IFF)
The International Finance Forum (IFF) is an independent, international organization, founded with support from Chinese government and financial institutions, in October 2003 in Beijing. In China, the work of the IFF is committed towards establishing regular dialogue and communications at highest level, while conducting research on global financial matters.
In addition, as a forward-thinking organisation, the IFF seeks to provide a platform for enhanced dialogue among some of the world’s elite, to consult and discuss emerging problems facing the financial sector and to generate solutions for reinvigorated financial policy and restructuring through global cooperation and development.
The IFF aims to provide an independent, objective and multilateral dialogue channel for:
- Promoting international financial system reform and establishing a new international financial order;
- Strengthening multilateral dialogue and promoting international financial cooperation and communication;
- Working towards improving financial supervision systems, corporate governance structures, and financial risk monitoring;
- Promoting financial stability, financial innovation and sustainable development;
- Conducting extensive research, training and international co-operative projects.
UNDP Participation at the IFF:
Over the years, the IFF has enjoyed a high level of influence over economic policy development and strategic monetary reforms. Consequently, in promoting greater progress in the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including poverty reduction and the promotion of low carbon and green development industries, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has endeavoured to nurture this vital knowledge sharing resource. As a key supporter of the event, informed policy decisions and robust financial institutions are seen as playing an increasingly pivotal role in the realisation of these aims. The forum has also provided an ideal environment for forging and strengthening international partnerships and UNDP collaborations, as well as reflecting core UNDP principles through its enhanced advocacy efforts.
IFF Annual Conference
Since 2003, the IFF has held an annual global meeting. It has received resounding support from the Chinese government, UNDP and world-renowned and well-respected figures from relevant international economic organizations. Among those to have expressed such support are global political and financial leaders, including Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair; former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jennifer Mary Shipley; Han Seung-soo, former Prime Minister of South Korea; Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Robert Mundell, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The theme for the 2010 conference was “Global Finance of the Post-crisis Era,” which focused on developing solutions to improve financial restructuring within the global economic system. The international monetary system, financial markets, regulatory financial structures and climate financing were discussed, which stimulated open interaction and fluid conversation.
For more information about this event please visit the International Finance Forum website at: http://www.ifforum.org/