DG Okonjo-Iweala receives honorary doctorate from NBU

Reform of the WTO is all about keeping the institution in tune with the world’s changing needs and continuing to deliver on its founding goals of using trade to improve people’s lives, stressed Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at a ceremony on 28 November 2022 in the Netherlands, where she received an honorary doctorate from Nyenrode Business University (NBU).

DG Okonjo-Iweala receives honorary doctorate from Nyenrode Business University

DDG Zhang calls for strengthened cooperation in Latin America through WCP

Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang at the opening of a seminar titled “Negotiations, Economic Resilience and Commerce” held on 14-15 November at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB) in Quito, Ecuador.

DDG Zhang calls for strengthened cooperation in Latin America through WTO Chairs Programme

WCP Launch in Nepal

WTO Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang speaks at the Kathmandu University School of Management on the occasion of the launch of their new WTO Chair in Nepal.

WCP Launch in Nepal

WCP Launch in India

WTO Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang speaks at the Indian Institute for Foreign Trade on the occasion of the launch of their new WTO Chair.

WCP Launch in India

WCP Annual Conference 2022 Highlights

WTO Chairs Programme Conference concludes with call for enhanced cooperation with policymakers

Chairs Programme Conference concludes with call for enhanced cooperation with policymakers

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Key highlights from the WCP Annual Conference

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DG Okonjo-Iweala receives honorary doctorate from Nyenrode Business University

DG Okonjo-Iweala receives honorary doctorate from Nyenrode Business University

28 November 2022

Reform of the WTO is all about keeping the institution in tune with the world’s changing needs and continuing to deliver on its founding goals of u

DDG Zhang calls for strengthened cooperation in Latin America through WTO Chairs Programme

DDG Zhang calls for strengthened cooperation in Latin America through WTO Chairs Programme

15 November 2022

Speaking at the opening of a seminar titled “Negotiations, Economic Resilience and Commerce” held on 14-15 November at the Universidad Andina Simón

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