The WHO Department of Communications invites you to a virtual press conference (VPC).
Date: Tuesday, 1 June 2021 Time: 17:00 CEST Geneva time
Subject: COVID-19 updates, with a focus on a new joint call on scaling up equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines by the heads of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.
The press conference will include special guests to discuss the call and the roles of their respective organizations:
Ms Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Mr David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization.
Please ensure you enter your name and media outlet (use name/outlet). Kindly note, only questions from media (one per journalist) are allowed. When you sign in you will be automatically put in the meeting room.
WHO reserves the right to remove any participant whose behaviour causes any disruption. The event is also broadcast on WHO social media channels and you can follow it there.
To ask a question, please click "raise hand" and this will enter you into the queue for questions. (It can be found under the tab: participants.)
Please make sure you have a microphone connected or active on your computer. Do not ask questions via the chat as we cannot guarantee that we will can incorporate them into the q&a session.
For translation during the VPC, choices are under "interpretation" or "language interpretation" depending on which version of Zoom you use.
Note that due to the volume of questions, we are no longer able to take them from phone callers and interpretation is not available via telephone.
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