Joint Press Briefing WHO/IMF with MD Georgieva

ID

559493

SHOOT DATE

03 Apr 2020

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
Joint Press Briefing WHO/IMF with MD Georgieva
SHOTLIST
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 3 April, 2020
2. B-ROLL: Split Screen IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director IMF

“Never in the history of the IMF we have witnessed the world economy coming to a standstill. We are now in recession. It is way worse than the global financial crisis. And it is a crisis that requires all of us to come together.”

4. B-ROLL: Cuts WHO Headquarter Geneva
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, MD IMF

“Saving lives and protecting livelihoods ought to go hand in hand. We cannot do one without the other. And in that spirit, we at the IMF are concentrated on making sure that there is a strong response to the health crisis as well as protecting the strength of the economy.”

6. B-ROLL: Cuts WHO Headquarter Geneva
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, MD IMF

“We know that in a flight to safety a lot of capital has left the emerging economies, the developing world. Nearly 90 billion dollars have flown out. This is way more than during the global financial crisis. And some countries are highly dependent on commodity exports. With prices collapsing, they're hit yet again. It is paramount for us to place these countries and especially the weakest among them in the center of our attention. The same way the virus hits vulnerable people with medical preconditions hardest, the economic crisis hits vulnerable economies the hardest.”

8. B-ROLL: Cuts WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, MD IMF

“We have a one trillion Dollar war chest and we are determined to use as much as necessary in that protecting the economy from the scarring of this crisis. We are mobilizing emergency financing assistance to countries, and I can tell you, we have never seen ever such a growing demand for emergency financing. Already over 90 countries have been placing requests to the IMF for it.”

10. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, MD IMF

“Our membership, our shareholders are saying use everything you can use right now fast. And that is the focus of our attention.”

Washington, DC – Recent
12. B-ROLL: Washington D.C. streets and Exterior IMF
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