June 8, 2022

DG Okonjo-Iweala and negotiations chair join call to ‘stop the fish meltdown’ on Ocean Day

On the occasion of World Ocean Day on 8 June, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Ambassador Santiago Wills, chair of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, stood with environmental groups in urging WTO members to forge a long-awaited agreement to curb harmful fisheries subsidies at the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). The DG and Ambassador Wills paid a visit to an installation of a fish ice sculpture set up by a coalition of non-governmental organizations to highlight the issue of depleting fish stocks at Place des Nations in Geneva.

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