Reporting on WTO's first female head 'sexist and racist', say African UN leaders

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:15:22 GMT 5

Reporting on WTO's first female head 'sexist and racist', say African UN leaders


Coverage of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala criticised by group who say such attitudes ‘discourage women from taking on leadership positions’

Senior African leaders at the UN have criticised the “sexist and racist” language used in coverage of the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new president of the World Trade Organization.

Okonjo-Iweala, a graduate of Harvard University, was confirmed as the new head of the WTO last week, making her the first woman and the first African to lead the organisation.

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