WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala advances to final round

Okonjo-Iweala fate of being the DG of WTO is known today

Race to World Trade Organization – Director-General, WTO DG enters final round and Okonjo-Iweala made it. World Trade Organization – members selected two final candidates — Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee — to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, according to people familiar with the matter. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director-general in its 25-year history. Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister…

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WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala Knows Fate Today

Okonjo-Iweala fate of being the DG of WTO is known today

A former Nigeria’s minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will on Tuesday know her fate in a bid to be the 7th director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala scaled the first phase of the selection process. She is among the five candidates that were chosen from the eight candidates nominated by their respective governments in July. “My vision is of a WTO with purpose, where members coalesce around the capacity of trade to help foster economic growth and sustainable development,” she said in a statement to the Council.…

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WTO DG: ECOWAS endorses Okonjo-Iweala

ECOWAS nominates Nkonjo-Iweala for WTO DG

The Economic Community of West African States has certified the candidacy of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. This was contained in a statement signed by the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, on behalf of the Heads of State and Government. Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, had been nominated for the top job by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The leaders of the regional bloc “acknowledged the strong academic and professional background of Dr Okonjo-Iweala and her very large experience…

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