Annual Report 2016

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The Annual Report 2016 begins with a message from the WTO Director-General and an overview of 2015. This is followed by more in-depth accounts of the WTO’s areas of activity over the past 12 months, with a spotlight on all the major events of 2015.

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WTO Secretariat

The number of nationalities represented in the WTO Secretariat rose to 80 in 2015, up from 78 the year before. The number of staff on the regular budget rose to 647, from 634 in 2014, with women continuing to outnumber men. The Secretariat is headed by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, who took office for a four-year term on 1 September 2013. The four Deputy Directors-General began their terms of office on 1 October 2013. They are Yonov Frederick Agah of Nigeria, Karl Brauner of Germany, David Shark of the United States and Xiaozhun Yi of China.

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