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Rewind: The WTO’s next director-general: She is … ?

October 13, 2020 at 9:56 AM
Within a few weeks the beleaguered World Trade Organization gets a new director-general. She -- the first woman to lead the organization since its formation more than 25 years ago -- will inherit a listing trade ship, by most accounts unmoored in significant ways: An international institution in search of a revivified way forward. To Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, “there is a collective will to move forward” to deal with “frustrations that the WTO has fallen behind.” Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, meanwhile,...

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