Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP

exclusive | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: fair trade of coronavirus vaccine should top WTO agenda, says Nigerian candidate

  • Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pitches herself as an ‘unusual director general’ to break the status quo at the World Trade Organisation
  • Skilled in diplomacy but perceived to have less trade experience than rivals, the ex-World Bank official says WTO’s issues ‘will not be solved by more of the same’

Topic |   Coronavirus vaccine
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian candidate looking to take over the top spot at the World Trade Organisation, says the global trade body needs to ensure that coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies are allocated fairly. Photo: AFP
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