Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Current Affairs, GK & News

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, made history recently by becoming the first woman and first African director general of the World Trade Organisation. The WTO director general is in charge of supervising and directing the organisation’s administrative operations. This position has limited formal power. The issues to be tackled by Okonjo-Iweala are US-China trade war, reforming trade rules and pandemic-induced protectionism among countries.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: First Woman to lead WTO

The Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has been appointed as the head the World Trade Organization. She has become the first woman to take this position. She has also become the first African to hold this charge amid rising protectionism. Highlights Okonjo-Iweala was named as the director-general by the representatives of the 164 member countries ..