I am a lawyer and political scientist interested in international relations. I currently teach at the University of Lausanne. My main research areas (on which I run separate blogs) are international (economic) law (with a special emphasis on Switzerland) and international legal developments relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression as well as sex characteristics (SOGIESC).
Thank you Roberto … we had you in Lausanne on 23 October 2010 to deliver the prestigious Otto-Riese Lecture and were still hopeful – DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August 2020 …
Thank you Roberto … DG Azevêdo announces he will step down on 31 August 2020 … we had you in Lausanne on 23 October 2010 to deliver the prestigious Otto-Riese Lecture and were still hopeful
At a virtual meeting of all WTO members on 14 May, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced that he would step down on 31 August, cutting his second term short by exactly one year. He said that bringing forward his departure would allow members to select his successor in the coming months, without diverting political energy and attention from preparations for the Twelfth Ministerial Conference, which is set to be held in 2021. “We must give my successor sufficient time to plan, together with you, the path not only for MC12, but for how that Conference fits into your plans for the future of the Organization,” he told members. “The earlier the new DG takes office the better.” His full statement is below: