In 1st day on job, new WTO chief, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, pushes for fisheries deal

The new head of the World Trade Organization threw her support behind long-fruitless efforts among member countries to agree on fisheries subsidies that could reduce overfishing, calling the efforts a top priority as she took office on Monday. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and former government minister, donned a mask and doled out elbow […]

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed WTO Director-General

NEW DELHI: Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed the seventh Director-General of the World Trade Organization on Monday, making her the first woman and the first African to head the multilateral trade body from March 1, 2021 to August 31, 2025. “The decision was taken by consensus at a special meeting today of the organization’s General […]

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