Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The faciliators tasked with making recommendations regarding the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced their recommendation of Ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo (Brazil) (pictured to the left) as the candidate who can gain consensus approval of WTO members. The announcement came at a Heads of Delegation meeting yesterday. The facilitators suggested that members approve Amb. Azevêdo as Director-General at the General Council meeting on 14 May 2013. The full statement by the Chair of the General Council regarding the announcement may be found here.