WTO chief Roberto Azevedo resigns from post

The head of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo will step down from his post on August 31. He became the WTO chief in 2013.  The 62-year-old Brazilian career diplomat’s second four-year term was not scheduled to end until September 2021. He is cutting seven-year tenure marked in recent years by intense pressure from US President Donald Trump. Donald Trump had accused the Geneva-based trade body of an anti-US bias and other complaints.

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Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  •  World Trade Organization Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  •  World Trade Organization Membership: 164 member states.
  •  World Trade Organization Founded: 1 January 1995.