Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was slated to be the new Director-Genera
Update from our earlier post: In a last ditch move, the United States representative at World Trade Organization took to the floor to insist that South Korea’s candidate remained a contender, and that Washington will not recognise Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for appointment as director-genera
In response to this, the General Counsel has postponed its announcement of the new Director-Genera
A panel at the WTO recommended her today for the position.
Today’s announcement that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to be the new director-genera
Our sources in Geneva say that she had won the support from the vast majority of member states, including the EU, Japan and China, but not the United States.
She will have to lead the charge for a revival of multilateralism
As the first woman and African to head the trade body, Okonjo-Iweala has shattered a couple of ceilings at the same time. She also has a chance to put Africa’s plans to build the world’s biggest free trade area on the top table, pointing to the productive and market opportunities on the continent.
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