Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization WTO

February 15, 2021

148 ViewsNigerians former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The organization confirmed this on its Twitter handle this afternoon.  She makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO and she also becomes the seventh director-general of the organization. […]

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Okonjo-Iweala to be appointed as WTO director-general next week

February 10, 2021

67 Views The World Trade Organization WTO will hold a special meeting of its General Council on February 15 “to consider the appointment of the next WTO director-general. The organization made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider the appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday. “The WTO’s General […]

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Civil society groups, others urged President Biden to endorse Okonjo Iweala candidacy as director-general of the WTO

January 24, 2021

127 ViewsPresident Joe Biden has been asked to support the candidacy of a former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. The call was made by a  group of former senior US government officials and leaders in the academia, civil society and private sector […]

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WTO: Okonjo-Iweala’s major rival Myung-hee is set to withdraw from the race

November 25, 2020

161 ViewsFollowing the massive support enjoyed by Nigeria’s candidate  Dr. Okonjo Iweala, the coast seems clear for her as her major rival South Korea’s trade minister Yoo Myung-hee is set to withdraw from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, paving the way for  Dr. Iweala to be confirmed as the head of […]

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