Asian Development Bank Articles Of Agreement

Several other European countries – including Germany, France and Italy – followed the UK`s decision to join the AIIB in March. [34] Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said: “We want to bring our long experience with international financial institutions to the creation of the new bank by setting high standards and helping the Bank to establish an international reputation.” [35] In March 2015, the South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced its intention to join the AIIB, underscoring its potential to help South Korean companies acquire activities on infrastructure projects and increase South Korea`s influence in the international banking sector as a founding member. [36] States could express interest in becoming potential founding members by March 31, 2015. It had been criticized that the AfDB`s major projects cause social and environmental damage due to a lack of oversight. One of ADB`s most controversial projects is the Mae Moh Thai coal-fired power plant. Environmentalists and human rights advocates argue that the ADB`s environmental protection policy, as well as policy towards indigenous peoples and involuntary resettlement, while generally in line with international standards on paper, are often ignored in practice, too vague or weak to be effective, or simply not imposed by bank officials. [53] [54] The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank based at the Ortigas Centre in mandaluyong, Philippines. In addition, the company has 31 field offices worldwide[5] to promote social and economic development in Asia. The Bank welcomes members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNSCAP, formerly the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, or ECAFE) and non-regional industrialized countries. [6] Out of 31 members, the ADB now has 68 members.

In 1966, preparations for the opening of the new bank in Manila were intensively worked on and the election of the president was at the top of the agenda. Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sata has asked Watanabe to run. Although he initially refused, the pressure came from other countries and Watanabe agreed. In the absence of other candidates, Watanabe was elected the first President of the Asian Development Bank at its constituent session on 24 November 1966. Xi also stressed that the Silk Roads Fund and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank “would promote economic connectivity and a new type of industrialization [in the Asia-Pacific region] and thus promote the joint development of all countries and the shared enjoyment of development benefits.” [16] [40] The statutes form the legal basis of the Bank. 57 potential founding members (PFMs) covered by Schedule A of the agreement can sign and ratify the articles and thus become members of the Bank. Other States Parties to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or the Asian Development Bank may become members after the Bank approves their membership. [5] The ADB offers “hard” loans on commercial terms mainly for middle-income countries in Asia and “soft” loans with lower interest rates to the poorest countries in the region.

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