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Mike Moore

New Zealand Ambassador to the United States
Mike MooreMike Moore

Mike Moore is the New Zealand Ambassador to the United States. He was prime minister of New Zealand in 1990 and director general of the World Trade Organization from 1999 to 2002. He has had a distinguished career in politics and was the driving force behind important changes in the WTO. His term at the WTO coincided with momentous changes in the global economy and multilateral trading system, and he is widely credited with restoring confidence in the system following the setback of the Third Ministerial Conference in Seattle in 1999. Moore was the youngest member elected to the New Zealand parliament in 1972 and became an active participant in international discussions on trade liberalization. When minister of overseas trade and marketing, he played a leading role in launching the Uruguay round of GATT negotiations. He is the recipient of many global honors.


Articles by this Author

  • Globalization, Challenges and Threats—Where Will the WTO and Free Trade Go?
    by Mike Moore
    Mike Moore is the Special Adviser to the UN Global Compact for Business and Development. He was Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1990 and Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 1999 to 2002.He has had a distinguished career in politics and was the driving force behind important changes in the WTO. His term at the WTO coincided with momentous changes in the global economy and multilateral trading system. He is widely credited...

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