Congratulations to Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Congratulations to our very own Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as she emerges as the new Director General of WTO (World Trade Organization).

Today’s announcement that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to be the new director-general of the World Trade Organization is a tremendous boost for Africa and lines her up for one of the toughest jobs in the international system.

A panel at the WTO recommended her today for the position.

She will have to lead the charge for a revival of multilateralism, in the negotiating chambers of the WTO and for a better deal for developing economies, as well as for the practical matter of how reforming trade and patent rules can allow the distribution of life saving vaccines and therapeutics as the coronavirus pandemic rips across the world on its second wave.

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