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2 May 2005
WTO TRAINING COURSES

33rd WTO Trade Policy Course begins

On Monday morning, Mr Paul Rolian, Director of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC), officially opened the 33rd Trade Policy Course organized by the ITTC.

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Twenty-seven 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 will 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 or presentations 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 33rd Trade Policy Course, the ITTC Director stressed the opportunity afforded by this training course, which was taking place at an important time in the context of the negotiations launched in 2001 within the framework of the "Doha Development Agenda" and the preparations for the sixth session of the WTO Ministerial Conference, to be held in Hong Kong next December.

The 33rd 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 English in the second half of the year. The WTO is also organizing five such three-month training courses this year at the regional level in conjunction with partner institutes and universities.
  

List of the participants  back to top

33rd WTO TRADE POLICY COURSE (in French)

Algérie

M. Mourad LOUHAIDIA

Angola

M. João NGUENGO 

Bénin

M. Kocou POGNON 

Burkina Faso

M. Goumouon GANET SOME

Burundi

Mme Chantal ZIRIKUNAMA

Congo, République démocratique

M. Eugène MANGA MANGA

Côte d'Ivoire

M. Ado ANGAMAN

Djibouti

M. Abdoulkader MOUSSA EGUEH

Égypte

Mme Shaheera ASSY

Éthiopie

M. Amsalu Melese TESEMA

Gabon

M. Eric-Serge IBINGA

Guinée

Mlle Djènè SOUGOULE

Haïti

Mme Madeleine GERMAIN

Iran

M. Sirous EFTEKHARI MALEKI

Madagascar

Mme Saïda MANANTSARA

Mali

M. Balamoussa KEITA

Maroc

Mlle Majida EL JAAFARI

Maurice

M. Danandjay LUXIMON

Mauritanie

Mlle Mouna EBNOU OUMAR

Niger

M. Marou ALZOUMA ALBARK

République centrafricaine 

M. Alexis WATARE-ASSONIO

Sao Tomé et Principe

M. Jorge DO SACRAMENTO BONFIM

Sénégal

M. Amadou BA

Seychelles

M. Jean-Paul D'OFFAY

Tchad

M. Ali Moussa BRAHIM 

Togo

M. Essosima BENIDA

Tunisie

M. Fethi BEN MIMOUN

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