- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- April 1995
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference that was held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (United States). This conference, held July 1-22, 1944, led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The Final Act embodying the Articles of Agreement of the two institutions was signed on July 22, 1944, and the two institutions came into existence on December 27, 1945.
To commemorate the Bretton Woods conference, the Editor has invited a series of special articles from individuals who were involved with Bretton Woods itself or with the institutions in their early days.
This article presents the personal impressions of Sir Joseph Gold, former General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department of the Fund.