UN chief to attend World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington on Thursday to attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group over the weekend, a UN spokesman said here Wednesday.

“The deputy secretary-general will depart New York tonight to participate in these meetings as well,” Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here, referring to Amina Mohammed who was named to the current post by Guterres late last year.

On Friday, the UN chief will address the opening segment entitled “Meetings on Financing for Peace: Innovations to Tackle Fragility,” the spokesman said.

“He will then speak to the Development Committee during a ministerial level lunch, and in the afternoon, he will meet with climate leaders from the public and private sectors.”

On Saturday morning, the secretary-general will speak at the opening plenary of the International Monetary and Financial Committee and in the afternoon he will address a high-level meeting on famine and fragility, Dujarric said.

“We expect the secretary-general to be back in New York on Saturday evening,” he added.

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank are scheduled for April 21-23 in Washington. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh