South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP

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WTO director general: will it be Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala or South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee?

  • Brazilian Roberto Azevedo stepped down as World Trade Organization (WTO) director general at the end of August 2020, a year before the expiry of his mandate
  • Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the remaining candidates in the race to become the seventh head of the global trade body

Topic |   World Trade Organization (WTO)
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are the last two remaining candidates to become the next director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Photo: AFP
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