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17 January 2005
WTO TRAINING COURSES

31st and 32nd WTO Trade Policy Courses begin

The 31st and 32nd WTO Trade Policy Courses opened in Geneva on 17 January 2005. Mr. Paul Rolian, Director of the Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation, welcomed the 45 participating officials from developing countries and economies in transition.

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The overall objective of the two courses, which will run in parallel until 8 April 2005, is to widen participants' understanding of trade policy matters, the multilateral trading system, international trade law and the functioning of the WTO. It is expected that the knowledge acquired during these courses will allow participants to contribute to the promotion of a more active participation of their countries in the work of the WTO.

Throughout the three-month training course, officials will become acquainted - through lectures, debates, attendance at WTO meetings and simulation exercises - with virtually all the issues dealt with in the framework of the WTO. Visits to other international organizations located in Geneva will also allow them to become acquainted with trade-related aspects of the work conducted by these organizations.

Mr. Rolian invited participants to actively take part in the forthcoming training and to develop and strengthen a solid network of contacts by attending WTO meetings and discussing with delegates, WTO experts, and representatives of other organizations.

The 31st and 32nd Trade Policy Courses launch the WTO training season this year. Two other courses will take place in Geneva and five similar courses, organized in cooperation with regional academic partners, will be held in Jamaica, Hong Kong-China, Morocco, Chile, and Namibia. A series of shorter courses will complement the Geneva-based programme while a large number of national and regional technical cooperation activities will take place in the field as part of the 2005 WTO Technical Cooperation and Training Plan.
  

List of the participants  back to top

31st WTO TRADE POLICY COURSE (in English)
Geneva, 17 January - 8 April 2005

Afghanistan Mr. Mostainbillah BALAGH

Albania

Miss Ina LIKAJ

Belarus

Mr. Aleksandr TSELYUK

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Miss Vlatka DANGUBIC

Botswana

Mr. Moemedi MOKGOSI

BruneiDarussalam

Mrs. HJH Siti Norishan HJ ABDUL GHAFOR

Cameroon

Mr. DAHIROU

Gambia

Mr. Abdoulie JAMMEH

Georgia

Miss Mariam LEBANIDZE

Guinea-Bissau

Mr. JoŃo BERNARDO VIEIRA

Jordan

Mr. Ahmad HAMMAD

Kenya

Mr. Samuel KIBOR CHEMISTO

Kyrgyz Republic

Mr. Daniar BOLOTBEK ULU

Lao People's Dem. Rep.

Mr. Buavanh VILAVONG

Libya

Miss Huwaida TUGHAR

Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia

Miss Tatjana VETA

Malaysia

Mr. Norman PETER

Saint Lucia

Mrs. Maura FELIX

Samoa

Mr. Petaia LEAVAI

Singapore

Ms Faith GAN Sze Sze

South Africa

Ms Nozizwe VUNDLA

Swaziland

Mr. Dumisa Mluleki DLAMINI

Chinese Taipei

Mr. Chen-Huan HO

Thailand

Ms. Prewprae CHUMRUM

Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Kriyaa BALRAMSINGH

Turkey

Mr. Birey YILMAZSOY

United Rep. of Tanzania

Mrs. Pilli Prisca MUTANI

Viet Nam

Mr. Trung Chinh PHAM

 

32nd WTO TRADE POLICY COURSE (in English)
Geneva, 17 January - 8 April 2005

Armenia

Mr. Vahagn GHAZARYAN

Azerbaijan

Mr. Zaur JAFARLI

Bangladesh

Mr. Md.Zillar RAHMAN

Bhutan

Mrs. Yeshey SELDEN

Cambodia

Mr. Monira KUN

Egypt

Mr. Kamel Zayed GALAL

Fiji

Mr. Waisiki Naqarase Vula GONEMAITUBA

Ghana

Mr. Gilbert Gibil SEBIK

Guyana

Mr. Sherwyn NAUGHTON

Hong Kong, China

Mr. Raymond C. W. CHEN

India

Mr. Vivek JOSHI

Indonesia

Mr. Wiwit WIRSATYO

Lebanon

Miss Hanadi DANDAN

Malawi

Mrs. Margret SAUZANDE

Nepal

Mrs. Bhim Kumari THAPA

Nigeria

Miss Adenike Adetutu ADEDUGBE

Pakistan

Mr. M. Arshad LODHI

Philippines

Miss Ma. Corazon HALILI

Serbiaand Montenegro

Miss Ana SMATLIK, Adviser

Singapore

Ms. Pai Ching KOONG

Sudan

Mr. Frederick LOKU

Syria

Mr. Mohammed Bader KOUJAN

Tonga

Mr. Siope Vakataki 'OFA

Uzbekistan

Mr. Faruh ISHANKULOV

Viet Nam

Mr. Sinh Nhat Tan NGUYEN

Zambia

Miss Mwila Chola MUKOSA

Zimbabwe

Mr.Godfrey MKWAKWAMI

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