Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Nigeria’s OkonjoIweala, S. Korea’s Yoo in run-off to lead WTO
GENEVA AFP OCT8, 2020- The World Trade Organization is set to have its first female leader after Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee made it through Thursday to the final run-off. Whoever wins the contest --with a decision due before November 7-- will take over an organisation mired in multiple crises and struggling to help member states navigate a severe
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-iweala (AFP) global economic slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Roberto Azevedo stepped down as WTO chief in August a year ahead of schedule.the initial pool of eight candidates to replace the Brazilian career diplomat was narrowed down to five in last month’s first round.
Okonjo-iweala and Yoo saw off competition from Britain’s Liam Fox,kenya’s Amina Mohamed and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad al-tuwaijri in the second round of the battle to become the next WTO director-general.