Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala

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Ngozie Okonjo-Iweala born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian-American economist, fair trade leader, environmental sustainability advocate, human welfare champion, sustainable finance maven and global development expert.

DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking office on 1 March


  • We have a choice. Either we converge downwards by allowing the virus to drag us all back down, or we converge upwards by vaccinating the world.
    • [1] Ngozi Okonjo Iweala speaking at the virtual White House Global COVID-19 Submiy on 22 September 2021
  • Investing in women is smart economics, and investing in girls, catching them upstream is even smarter economics.
  • No one can fight corruption for Nigerians except Nigerians. Everyone has to be committed from the top to the bottom to fight it.
    • [3] Transparency International "Anti-Corruption Fighters"
  • It's about our common good, because these variants will come back if people are not vaccinated.
    • [4] Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

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