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WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by fergie001(m): 3:15pm On Jul 31
The General Council agreed on 31 July on the steps to be taken in the final stage of the process for selecting a successor to departing Director-General Roberto Azevêdo. The Council also agreed to extend the tenures of the four sitting Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Fred Agah(Nigeria), Karl Brauner(Germany), Xiaozhun Yi(China PR) and Alan Wolff(The US) — until a new Director-General has been selected.

Director-General Azevêdo announced in May that he would be stepping down on 31 August, a year before the expiry of his mandate. General Council Chair David Walker of New Zealand immediately began the process of determining his successor in accordance with the procedures for the appointment of the Director-General that were agreed by the General Council in December 2002 (WT/L/509).

Following consultations with members, it was agreed that the nominating window for DG candidates would run from 8 June to 8 July.
https://www.nairaland.com/5979465/wto-candidates-dg-position

In total, eight nominations were received. Each candidate came to Geneva between 15 and 17 July to give presentations to and take questions from the General Council.
https://www.nairaland.com/5993688/wto-dg-selection-process-begins-today

During July and August, the candidates are engaging in the campaign stage of the process in order to “make themselves known to (WTO) Members”.

Following the campaign period, which runs until 7 September, the final phase of the process will commence. During this third phase, the General Council will seek to narrow the field of candidates through consultations led by Amb. Walker. The objective is to choose a candidate by a consensus of all WTO members.

The decision taken on 31 July pertains to the so-called Phase 3 of the DG selection process. Amb. Walker explained to the members that the steps that had been agreed were in keeping with the 2002 Guidelines and with past practice, notably the 2013 process which resulted in the selection of DG Azevêdo.

Amb. Walker told WTO members that he, together with the Dispute Settlement Body Chair Dacio Castillo of Honduras and the Trade Policy Review Body Chair Harald Aspelund of Iceland, would meet individually with each WTO member between 7 and 16 September. This first round of consultations would be followed by two more, during which the field of candidates would gradually be reduced from eight to five and down to two for the final round.

In these consultations, the chair and his facilitators will ask each delegation the same question: “What are your preferences?” Delegations would be asked to produce a maximum of four preferences in the first round and a maximum of two preferences in the second round. Information obtained during these “confessional” sessions with individual members would, Amb. Walker said, “be treated in the strictest confidence” and members' preferences would not be revealed. He reiterated that the objective was to narrow the field by identifying those candidates which were “least likely to attract consensus”.

At the end of each round of the Phase 3 consultations, Amb. Walker and the facilitators would report the outcomes to members at meetings of heads of delegations. The timetable for rounds two and three of the Phase 3 process would be similar to that of stage one, Amb. Walker said.

According to the 2002 Guidelines, the key consideration in determining which candidate is best poised to achieve consensus is the “breadth of support” each candidate receives from the members. During the DG selection process of 2005, breadth of support was defined as “the distribution of preferences across geographic regions and among the categories of members generally recognized in WTO provisions: that is (least developed countries), developing countries and developed countries”.

Amb. Walker stressed that, as outlined in the 2002 General Council decision, the process would be guided by “the best interests of the Organization, respect for the dignity of the candidates and the members nominating them and by full transparency and inclusiveness at all stages”.

The decision to extend the terms of the four Deputy Directors-General came after consultative efforts had been made to designate one of them as Acting Director-General until a new Director-General takes office. Amb. Walker explained once again to members that choosing an Acting Director-General was “very much a housekeeping matter to facilitate the continued running of the organization” as the membership focused on choosing the new Director-General.

But consultations did not yield a consensus on which of the four should be designated as Acting Director-General, so Amb. Walker proposed instead that all four DDGs stay on and continue their existing responsibilities until such time as the new Director-General takes office. During this period, all four DDGs will consult closely with the members as represented by the General Council chair. Amb. Walker underscored that during this interim phase, no structural changes will be made to the WTO Secretariat. Amb. Walker also stated that he remained open to consult with members.

https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/gc_31jul20_e.htm?utm_source=&utm_medium=twitter
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by fergie001(m): 3:19pm On Jul 31

We wish her the best

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by jlinkd78(m): 3:26pm On Jul 31
We wish our daughter all d best

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by jerseyboy: 3:30pm On Jul 31
This woman na hustler
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by MetroBaba1(m): 3:31pm On Jul 31
Las Las, I dey observe how this election go be.

I don't trust those white folks, their rigging na 22nd century

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by TreasureTayo(m): 3:31pm On Jul 31
ok
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by IvarTheBoneless: 3:32pm On Jul 31
angry

Her chances of getting the job would be same as how she left Nigeria's economy....

In Amadioha's name we pray. cool

Now, let me do a census here of how many grown men cry like babies tongue

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by benzine: 3:33pm On Jul 31
Igbo emi amaka grin
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Lamasta(m): 3:33pm On Jul 31
Issorite las las NOI will become the new DG WTO

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by lawnreigh(m): 3:33pm On Jul 31
I wish auntie Ngozi all the best, #TeamNoi

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Josegun(m): 3:33pm On Jul 31
We wish our sister the very best...

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Sammy07: 3:34pm On Jul 31
How they no wan do Ojoro.
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by explorer250(m): 3:34pm On Jul 31
Nigeria agah should be the acting director general pending when a new one will be elected.

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Peacefuluz(f): 3:35pm On Jul 31
Lol

Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by IvarTheBoneless: 3:35pm On Jul 31
grin
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by NaijaRoyalty(m): 3:35pm On Jul 31
I wish you well NOI

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Trainee223: 3:37pm On Jul 31
cool May the best candidate win..





All the best to our number one hustler woman
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by BafanaBafana: 3:41pm On Jul 31
May the best candidate win.
In my opinion, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is like John Mikel Obi. They have achieved a lot but can not be said to be outstanding, neither can she be ranked with people of impeccable character and integrity.
It was Aunty Ngozi that was in charge of the economy during Obasanjo when Nigeria started practicing elitist socialism, she was finance minister during Jonathan and was the one signing the cheques when the government went on a looting spree and pillaged the country into recession.
She as achieved so much for herself no doubt, but I can't say what impact she has made.

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by janedonez(m): 3:43pm On Jul 31
Team Noi

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Tkester: 3:47pm On Jul 31
NOI all the way!!!!

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by SmartPolician: 3:51pm On Jul 31
MetroBaba1:
Las Las, I dey observe how this election go be.

I don't trust those white folks, their rigging na 22nd century

Nobody will rig any election

A candidate from a strong country will emerge

These bodies don't run on water

They need people from respectable countries to get governments and non-profits to fund them
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Tkester: 3:54pm On Jul 31
BafanaBafana:


May the best candidate win.
In my opinion, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is like John Mikel Obi. They have achieved a lot but can not be said to be outstanding, neither can she be ranked with people of impeccable character and integrity.
It was Aunty Ngozi that was in charge of the economy during Obasanjo when Nigeria started practicing elitist socialism, she was finance minister during Jonathan and was the one signing the cheques when the government went on a looting spree and pillaged the country into recession.
She as achieved so much for herself no doubt, but I can't say what impact she has made.


Nonsense! Just say you're a pained motherfucking Afonja.

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Webmannigeria: 4:01pm On Jul 31
Goodluck to NOI

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by investigator007: 4:01pm On Jul 31
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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Webmannigeria: 4:02pm On Jul 31
BafanaBafana:
May the best candidate win.
In my opinion, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is like John Mikel Obi. They have achieved a lot but can not be said to be outstanding, neither can she be ranked with people of impeccable character and integrity.
It was Aunty Ngozi that was in charge of the economy during Obasanjo when Nigeria started practicing elitist socialism, she was finance minister during Jonathan and was the one signing the cheques when the government went on a looting spree and pillaged the country into recession.
She as achieved so much for herself no doubt, but I can't say what impact she has made.

yOU COULD have just made your comment without talking NONSENSE

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by RuddyFusion(m): 4:08pm On Jul 31
All the best to NOI but these their process nawaoo wouldn't a simply voting of all the members done the job!

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Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by adioolayi(m): 4:16pm On Jul 31
Ngozi all the way!!!
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by DuBLINGreenb(m): 4:16pm On Jul 31
When this thing go do end
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Gforce2019: 4:21pm On Jul 31
Tkester:



Nonsense! Just say you're a pained motherfucking Afonja.


As you are also pained about Adeshina Akinwunmi....

DG WTO will be a mirage to Ngozi Okojo -WAHaLA....she will be interviewed but.never get the job....ENI Kuure...Eyin omo Iran-ki-ran
Re: WTO: General Council Agrees Guidelines For Final Stage Of DG Selection by Confirmedzombie: 4:26pm On Jul 31
NOI can never won the position. The woman loots Nigeria dry. She cant even spoke a good english, how can she manage such a worldwide position.

I have tolding pipol that she cant won. I stood my grand till enternity

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