“You can call it an impossible job.” With these words described die first woman at the head of the World Trade Organization emphasized the character of her work and at the same time die Possibility of change.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, die first woman and first African woman, die held this position said in an interview with Axios that she took it upon herself die To revive organization, describing it as deeply broken.
On die special treatment of China as a developing country die Addressed organization, she said: “As die Organization, there were some serious flaws in my opinion in the design. It was left to the countries to describe themselves as they wanted. “
What die Concerning intellectual property concessions to resolve the global corona vaccine distribution crisis, she made it clear that this would definitely not be enough.
I grew up during the war
Iweala has a résumé unlike the six men die die Organization headed since they were during the Nigerian Civil War in grew up in the late 1960s and her family fled government forces.
As a teenager, she also moved in die USA, studied at Harvard University and received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She rose while at the World Bank and later returned to Nigeria to serve twice as finance minister and foreign minister.
kidnap and threaten
Because of her success, some wanted to kill her, in 2012 her 83-year-old mother was kidnapped by criminals at gunpoint.
They did not ask for a ransom at the time in cash, but urged Ngozi via live TV to resign from her position as finance minister.
The incident caused her to seriously consider resigning, but her father insisted that she keep her job, and die Kidnappers eventually released her mother.
It is reported that all 164 member states of the organization, including the United States and China, will have to agree to major reforms, making Iweala’s task very difficult given the rivalry between the US and China.
Also has die Organization has not completed a successful round of trade negotiations for more than 20 years. But it is die only institution die withstands uncontrollable trade wars, die could easily turn into more dangerous hostilities.
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