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DR. NGOZI-IWEALA RESUMES

THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION’S FIRST FEMALE AND FIRST AFRICAN DIRECTOR-GENERAL NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA BEGAN WORK ON MONDAY, ENDING A SIX-MONTH LEADERSHIP VOID AT THE GLOBAL TRADE WATCHDOG.

THE FIRST DAY OF THE FORMER FINANCE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER AT THE HELM OF THE WTO COINCIDES WITH A MEETING OF ITS TOP DECISION-MAKING BODY,
THE GENERAL COUNCIL.

AFTER A LONG CAMPAIGN THAT WAS DERAILED IN THE LATE STAGES BY A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION VETO, THE 66-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED AS WTO BOSS LAST MONTH

DR. OKONJO-IWEALA HAD PLEDGED TO “FORGET BUSINESS AS USUAL” IN THE BODY WHICH IS STRUGGLING TO STRIKE NEW DEALS AND WHOSE ARBITRATION FUNCTIONS ARE PARALYSED.

ITS 164 MEMBER STATES WILL DISCUSS TOPICS SUCH AS TRADE RULES ON COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WHICH OKONJO-IWEALA HAS IDENTIFIED AS A PRIORITY.

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