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Okonjo-Iweala outlines ‘proactive’ agenda amid WTO director-general impasse

November 16, 2020 at 4:57 PM
Despite the World Trade Organization’s leaderless limbo, as members remain at an impasse over the next director-general, the candidate most likely to take the job, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, detailed on Monday what she saw as the priorities for WTO’s next leader -- who, she argued, must work “proactively.” Okonjo-Iweala, chair of Gavi, the international vaccine alliance, and a former World Bank managing director, cited the pandemic recovery, the Appellate Body paralysis and a deal on curbing fisheries subsidies as key...

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