From the WTO:
The Chair of the DSB updated WTO members on the process for replacing the Appellate Body member David Unterhalter (South Africa) who ended his second four-year term in December last year. The DSB took note of the communication by the Selection Committee informing WTO members that the Committee was unable to recommend a candidate for the vacant position on the Appellate Body. The Committee recommended that the DSB commence as soon as practicable a new selection process, to be carried out by the Director-General and the 2014 chairs. Several members showed disappointment because of the lack of consensus in selecting a candidate, and the majority of those that spoke rejected a suggestion by Kenya to resolve the deadlock by resorting to a vote. Those members expressed support for the principle of consensus that governs the WTO's decision-taking.