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20 September 2004
WTO TRAINING COURSES

30th WTO Trade Policy Course begins

Government officials from 19 countries attended on Monday 20 September the opening session of the 30th WTO Trade Policy Course (TPC). The working language of the Course is Spanish. The participants will have the unique opportunity to follow, from the inside, the functioning of the WTO. In addition, they will have the chance to witness how the Organization starts working on the decision adopted by the General Council on 1 August 2004, in which the Council emphasized "Members' resolve to complete the Doha Work Programme fully and to conclude successfully the negotiations launched at Doha".

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Throughout the three-month training, which will end on 10 December, the 19 participating officials will become acquainted, through lectures, debates, round tables, attendance at WTO meetings and simulation exercises, with virtually all the issues dealt with in the framework of the WTO. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit other international organisations located in Geneva, namely UNCTAD, ITC, and WIPO, and to discuss trade-related aspects of the work conducted by these organizations. The programme also includes a session with World Bank representatives. At the opening session, participants were encouraged to actively take part in the forthcoming training and to develop and strengthen a solid network of contact by attending meetings and discussing with delegates and WTO experts.

From the 19 Spanish-speaking participants, 17 come from Latin America and the Caribbean (including one from a least developed country), and 2 from Central and Eastern Europe (one of which is an acceding country).

The 30th TPC is the fourth such course organized this year at the WTO Headquarters. Several specialized courses will complement the training activities conducted by the ITTC in Geneva during the last quarter of 2004.
  

List of the participants  back to top

Argentina

Señora Alejandra Martha AYUSO

Bolivia

Señora Patricia Maritza PALOMEQUE DE LA CRUZ

Chile

Señor Leonardo HUMERES CORDERO

Colombia

Señorita Rosana PRIETO ROJAS

Cuba

Señorita Mirna MARTÍNEZ AJURIA

Ecuador

Señor César Augusto MONTAÑO HUERTA

El Salvador

Señorita Enma Cecilia de la Paz HERNÁNDEZ MORALES

Guatemala

Señorita Ligia Sofía GALINDO MOLINA

Haití

Señor Luc-Garvey JEAN-PIERRE

Honduras

Señorita Karla Patricia LÓPEZ ZEPEDA

México

Señor Bernardo Alejandro ESTRADA SAMANIEGO

Nicaragua

Señor Aníbal Salvador GUERRERO LACAYO

Paraguay

Señorita Virna Melissa BENÍTEZ CATTEBEKE

Perú

Señorita Yolanda ZÚÑIGA FERNÁNDEZ

Rumania

Señorita Liana Cristina VASILESCU

Surinam

Señorita Ginna Nancy LEYSNER VEGA

Ucrania

Señora Oksana AMDZHADIN

Uruguay

Señorita Valeria CSUKASI CABRERA

Venezuela

Señorita María Alejandra BRAVO SOSA

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