On 15th February 2021, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) appointed a new Director General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria – the first woman and the first African to lead the organization. This blog post will discuss why her appointment can make a difference for the ongoing negotiations on phasing out fisheries subsidies. It will first introduce Dr Okonjo-Iweala and her agenda on fisheries subsidies, and then summarize WTO efforts so far on this topic. The blog post will provide a summary of key developments so far within the WTO, as well as the current state of play in respect of this contentious topic. The post will conclude by reflecting upon what is likely to happen next in securing agreement on fisheries subsides.
|Type||One Ocean Hub|
|Media of output||Blog|
|Place of Publication||Glasgow|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2021|
- World Trade Organisation
- fisheries subsidies
- fisheries management