Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Banque des règlements internationaux (BRI)
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Banca dei Regolamenti Internazionali (BRI)

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Established pursuant to signature of intergovernmental convention - The Hague Agreements, 20 Jan 1930, and benefiting from statutes and a special charter granted by the Swiss Confederation; commenced operations 17 May 1930. Statutes adopted 20 Jan 1930; and amended: 3 May 1937; 12 Jun 1950; 9 Oct 1961; 9 Jun 1969; 10 Jun 1974; 8 Jul 1975; 14 Jun 1993; 13 Sep 1994; 8 Nov 1999; Jun 2005. Protocol regarding the immunities of the Bank signed 30 Jul 1936, Brussels (Belgium). Headquarters Agreement concluded with Swiss authorities 10 Feb 1987. Statutes registered in 'LNTS 1/2398'.


Support central banks' pursuit of monetary and financial stability through international cooperation; act as a bank for central banks.


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General Meeting (annual) at which member central banks have representation and voting rights in proportion to the number of shares subscribed by their respective countries. Board of Directors; Executive Committee; General Secretariat. Monetary and Economic Department; Banking Department. General Counsel. Head office in Basel (Switzerland); representative offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City (Mexico). Innovation Hub Centres worldwide. E-XM1515 - Financial Stability Institute (FSI).


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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