Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as WTO DG; first woman to hold office

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Dr Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of WTO.

WTO confirmed her appointment at a special meeting of the General Council, following a selection process that included eight candidates from around the world.

The tweet read: “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General.

“Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.”

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO.

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