Posts Tagged ‘WTO’

WTO Top Job: History Made As Okonjo-Iweala Confirmed as Director-General

History was made by WTO members today (15 February), when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the organization’s seventh Director-General. Dr Okonjo-Iweala upon assuming office 1st of March, will become the first woman and the first African to be confirmed WTO’s Director-General. Her term, though renewable, will expire on […]

WTO: Okojo-Iweala Inches Closer To DG Position As Myung-hee Loses Support

By Adejumo Enock There are strong indications that former Managing Director of World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-iweala may be heading to the plum position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This development is sequel to a publication from Washington Post on Tuesday indicating that the South Korean Government has decided to withdraw […]

WTO Top Job: “Humbled To Be Declared Candidate With Largest, Broadest Support” — Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister says she was humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the global trade organization. BREAKING TIMES had reported that Okonjo-Iweala would likely emerge as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to […]

WTO Top Job: Despite Hiccups, I Remain Positive – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigerian Minister of Finance, says she remains optimistic about being the World Trade Organization’s first African and first female Director-General amid ‘hiccups.’ The ex-World Bank director said she felt humbled to have been elected the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the 25-year-old global trade organisation. […]

WTO Top Job: Despite Overwhelming Support, US Opposes Okonjo-Iweala As Consensus Candidate

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been opposed by the United States as the consensus nominee to head the World Trade Organization. BREAKING TIMES stated earlier that Okonjo-Iweala was tapped on Wednesday by key WTO ambassadors as the best choice to lead the organization. The US, however, said it backed South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, who […]

WTO Top Job: 79 Countries Endorse Okonjo-Iweala’s Candidacy

After all of Africa endorsed her candidacy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria expressed faith in her bid to head the crisis-wracked World Trade Organization, vowing she would champion change. “After the 55-member African Union officially backed her over her only remaining rival, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea, she told a virtual press conference,” I feel the […]