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26 April 2004
WTO TRAINING COURSES

Three-month training course at the WTO for 25 representatives of developing countries

On Monday morning, Mr Roderick Abbott, Deputy Director-General of the WTO, officially opened the 29th Trade Policy Course organized by the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.

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Twenty-five officials from developing countries will have the opportunity to spend three months becoming conversant with the rules and functioning of the organization. This training course is to cover all WTO issues and will take the form of presentations and both interactive and simulation exercises. Participants will also be able to attend certain WTO working body meetings. Furthermore, they will have the chance to become acquainted with the work of other international organizations which are active in the fields of trade and development through visits set up in conjunction with UNCTAD, the ITC, WIPO and the World Bank.

The main aim of these courses is to provide participants with a greater understanding of international trade rules. They also enable participants to get to know the functioning of the organization from the inside and to strengthen their network of contacts. Such courses, which are funded from the regular WTO budget, are an integral part of the WTO Secretariat's training and technical cooperation plan. The activities involved should serve to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to participate actively in the multilateral trading system.

At the opening ceremony of the 29th Trade Policy Course, Mr Abbott stressed the opportunity afforded by this training course, which is taking place at a critical time in the negotiations launched in 2001 within the framework of the "Doha Development Agenda".

The 29th Trade Policy Course, which is to be held in French, is the third of its kind to be organized this year in Geneva. A similar course will be offered in Spanish in the second half of the year. The WTO is also organizing four such three-month training courses this year in the regions in conjunction with partner institutes and universities.

  

Lists of participants  back to top

29th Trade Policy Course

Algeria

Mr Abdelhakim ZEBIRI

Benin

Mrs Marie-Louise AKATI

Bulgaria

Mrs Maria STEFANOVA

Burkina Faso

Mr Bénéwindé SAWADOGO

Burundi

Mr Deo NIYONGERE

Cape Verde

Mr Policarpo CARVALHO

Central African Republic

Miss Solange MARADAS-NADO

Chad

Mr Hamid MAHAMAT-ZENE

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Miss Aimée NSIMBA MAYELA

Côte d'Ivoire

Mr Elisée DJACOURE

Djibouti

Miss Sada ELMI FARAH

Ethiopia

Mr Demilew MEKONNEN CHEKOL

Gabon

Ms Marie Florence ANGONE ANGOUE

Guinea

Mr Mamadouba Soriba CAMARA

Iran

Mr Abolghasem BAYYENAT

Madagascar

Mr Jean-Edouard RAZANATSALAMA

Mali

Mr Diawoye DIABATE

Mauritania

Mr Amadou Farba DIENG

Mauritius

Mrs Fazia POKUN

Niger

Mr Abdoulaye GARBA

Russian Federation

Miss Anna SIDORUK

Sao Tome and Principe

Miss Elisangela GONCALVES D'ALVA SALVATERRA

Senegal

Mr Makhtar LAKH

Togo

Mr Komlavi TENOU

Ukraine

Miss Zhanna PASTOVENSKA

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