IMF wants to change focus on austerity, says UN rights expert

2 July 2018

Financial rescue packages offered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to countries facing economic meltdown, should place less emphasis on cutbacks in future in recognition that the Fund has “gone too far with austerity”, a UN Special Rapporteur has said.

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has been speaking after presenting his report on the IMF — as well as the United States and Ghana — to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Professor Alston explained his key findings to Daniel Johnson.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
9'51"

 

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