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The 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place from Monday, October 11, through Sunday, October 17.
The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) and Development Committee (DC) meetings will be held in hybrid format and their members invited to attend in person.
“All public and by-invitation-only events—including the Program of Seminars and other public events, ministerial meetings, CSO engagements, and press conferences—will be virtual and accessible on IMF and World Bank digital platforms,” the IMF said in a statement.
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It said to accommodate time-differences, events may take place outside of the principal week.
“The IMF and WBG will continue to monitor the worldwide epidemiological situation and if needed, amend this plan in accordance with relevant [WHO and CDC] guidance,” the statement read, adding that the IMF and WBG buildings will only be open to essential staff, and select Ministers/Governors and delegates attending the Meetings.