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IMF and World Bank to hold fall meetings virtually

Jul 10, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings set for October 12 to 18 will be held 'in a primarily virtual format'

IMF. In this file photo taken on October 10, 2017, a logo for the 2017 Annual Meetings is seen inside the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, DC. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Spend more, keep receipts – IMF's Georgieva

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:30 PM

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva warns countries not to withdraw stimulus measures 'too quickly'

IMF. In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018, the logo of the International Monetary Fund is seen at the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

IMF warns China virus hitting a fragile global economy

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:15 AM

'The truth is that uncertainty is becoming the new normal,' says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

This photo taken on February 14, 2020 shows people walking along a street in Melbourne's Chinatown. - Bustling century-old Chinatowns from Melbourne to San Francisco have fallen quiet and businesses are struggling to survive as fears over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak ripple around the world. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) / TO GO WITH Australia-China-virus-health-economy,FOCUS by Sean GLEESON

IMF and Ukraine reach tentative $5.5-billion aid deal

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:59 PM

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva commends Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for 'impressive progress' on reforms and 'sound economic policies'

IMF AID. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky waves to supporters as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony in Kiev on May 20, 2019. File photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:28 PM

Kristalina Georgieva also calls for a ramp-up in carbon taxes to address the other challenge facing the global economy: climate change

IMF. New IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, speaks about the key issues to be addressed at the upcoming IMF / World Bank Annual Meetings, at the International Monetary Fund headquarters on October 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Kristalina Georgieva named IMF managing director

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'It is a huge responsibility to be at the helm of the IMF at a time when global economic growth continues to disappoint, trade tensions persist, and debt is at historically high levels,' says Kristalina Georgieva

Newly selected International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at a press conference at the IMF headquarters on September 25, 2019, in Washington. - The IMF on Wednesday formally selected Georgieva of Bulgaria to be only the second woman to lead the 189-member institution. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Security Council powers weigh in to pick new UN chief

Oct 05, 2016 - 3:03 PM

There are currently 10 candidates for the top post including frontrunner Antonio Guterres the former prime minister of Portugal who was UN refugee chief for a decade

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors Entrance, September 23, 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

UN holds first-ever hearings to pick world's top diplomat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Over the next 3 days 8 contenders are expected to take the podium before the General Assembly s 193 nations to lay out their vision for the job and answer questions

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors’ Entrance, 23 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

World facing most crises since World War II – EU aid chief

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:11 AM

Kristalina Georgieva: Today we have a footprint of crises in the world larger than ever since the Second World War and the main reason for this is that action is being taken when it is already late

DISPLACED. Syrian refugees wait behind barbed wire near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 23 September 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

EU offers extra 2M euros to fight West Africa Ebola crisis

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:13 PM

The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to scale up our action before many more lives are lost says EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva

EBOLA IS REAL. Photo made available 27 July 2014 of an Ebola poster being placed above a street in downtown Monrovia as Liberia marked its 167th Independence anniversary on 26 July 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Int'l conference adopts Tacloban Declaration

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The document is a new framework for disaster risk reduction and management that draws from the best practices developed and lessons learned after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

STILL WAITING. Yolanda survivors count on the government for help even as rehabilitation efforts suffer from too much bureaucracy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Horrible' Tacloban tent fire hounds int'l conference

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:21 PM

But a European Union commissioner says We have to also place the recovery effort here in this context of the enormity of the problem that Yolanda caused

TENT TRAGEDY. John Mark Ocenar (left), 7, is treated in a hospital before he dies due to cardiac arrest, says Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City government

EU announces €30-M grant for Yolanda survivors

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM

As of 2014 donations made by the European Union its member states and private European citizens amount to a total of €740 million 1 billion

EU GRANT. EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva talks about the help given by Europe in the aftermath of Yolanda. Photo by Rappler

Int'l delegates check Yolanda-hit Leyte

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We cannot possibly continue with business as usual a European commissioner says ahead of a key conference on disasters