What the Selection of a New Director General Means for Global Trade Governance

The WTO is entering the final stages of choosing a new Director General. On Wednesday 7th, the final contenders out of an initial group of eight were announced: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria) and Yoo Myung-hee (South Korea). What do these candidates stand for and what agenda lies ahead for the new WTO Director General and global economic governance? This discussion will be held online

on October 14th at 2pm CEST.

Join our online discussion with

Anabel Gonzalez

Senior Fellow

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC


Tatiana Prazeres

Senior Fellow

University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

Both have intimate knowledge of the WTO and the trade governance world. Anabel Gonzalez previously served as a Senior Director at the World Bank for Trade and Competitiveness and as Costa Rica’s Trade Minister. Tatiana Prazeres was Senior Advisor to former Director General Azevedo and a former Foreign Trade Secretary of Brazil.

The discussion will begin with an introduction on the state of play at the WTO by Emily Benson of the Bertelsmann Foundation of North America and Christian Bluth of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Global Economics Project will moderate the discussion.

Prior registration is required (link is right below). The event will be recorded. Registration and dial-in information can be found right below.

We would be delighted to welcome you to this online discussion.


Christian Bluth & Andreas Esche

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