WTO head Roberto Azevedo unexpectedly steps downChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 15, 2020
The head of the World Trade Organization has said he will step down a year earlier than planned.
WTO Roberto Azevedo
Global trade has slumped and the world is braced for the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
Meanwhile, Trump has accused the body of treating America unfairly.
Azevedo said his early departure as the WTO's director-general was a "personal decision" that was in the best interests of the organisation.
"The WTO may not be perfect, but it is indispensable all the same. It is what keeps us from a world where the law of the jungle prevails, at least as far as trade is concerned." ■