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General Council agrees guidelines for final stage of DG selection

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Yesterday, the General Council agreed 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
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DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August

DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August

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Today, at a virtual meeting of all WTO members, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced that he would step down on 31 August, cutting his second term short by exactly one year. He said that bringing
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Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed as sole candidate

Nominations for Director-General closed; Azevêdo confirmed as sole candidate

category: General
Today, the General Council Chairperson, Ambassador Harald Neple of Norway, informed WTO members that no further nominations for the position of Director-General had been received by the deadline of 31 December 2016 and that the
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