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First Black woman to lead WTO says she will prioritize fair trade, access to COVID-19 vaccines

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First Black woman to lead WTO says she will prioritize fair trade, access to COVID-19 vaccines

By Nimi Princewill via https://edition.cnn.com/

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is poised to be confirmed as leader of the World Trade Organization on Monday.

She will become the first woman and the first African to lead the global trade body.

Okonjo-Iweala became the sole remaining director-general candidate after South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew from the race.

An economist and former finance minister of Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala enjoyed broad support from WTO members including the European Union, China, Japan and Australia. The United States, under the Trump administration, had favored Yoo.

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