World Trade Organization

She is the first woman and the first African citizen to head the World Trade Organization. Appointed not for gender equality but only for her skills. Economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance in Nigeria, was appointed to the top of the WTO a few days ago and will now be able to make her great experience, gained with a path that took her from the great African continent to Harvard, to then return to her homeland to wage crucial battles such as that for managing the massive debt of her country of origin. This is an appointment that gives rise to great expectations, as also underlined by Qu Dongyu, director of FAO. Iweala will have to try to reorganize the rules of global trade after the pandemic, also looking at the limitations and distortions that had already manifested themselves in the face.

All that remains is to wish him good luck.

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