About: Roberto Azevedo

Economy & Jobs 30-07-2020

WTO set to skip naming acting chief after US push caused deadlock

World Trade Organization members are likely to refrain from appointing an interim director-general to succeed Roberto Azevedo when he steps down at the end of August, two sources following the process said on Wednesday (29 July), after Washington's insistence on a US candidate caused a deadlock.
Global Europe 13-11-2018

Paris Peace Forum harbours ambition to become annual gathering

It was billed as a "Davos for democracy". But will the newly launched Paris Peace Forum, the latest addition to international conferencing, have an impact?
Global Europe 24-10-2018

Canada hosts EU and other like-minded nations to talk WTO reforms

Canada will host trade officials from the European Union, Japan and others for two-day talks starting Wednesday (24 October) aimed at shaping long-delayed reforms to the global trading system that have sparked tensions among major economies.
Trade & Society 19-12-2015

WTO agrees ‘historic’ deal on farming subsidy

World Trade Organization member countries agreed to abolish agricultural export subsidies after five days of talks in Nairobi, but failed to make progress on the long-stalled Doha Round of negotiations aimed at lowering global trade barriers.
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