DG Okonjo-Iweala: “This is not the time to retreat inward”

Trade can help WTO members adjust to, and overcome, the shocks of events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on 28 March. Speaking at an informal meeting of the General Council, the Director-General also called for coordinated action to address the recent sharp rise in commodity prices that threatens food security in many countries.