Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
The course is organized jointly by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), as
part of the Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme in Selected Least-Developed
and Other African Countries (JITAP).
training-of-trainers course is the second in a series; a similar one was
organized last year for English-speaking countries, namely Ghana, Kenya, the United
Republic of Tanzania and Uganda. The course aims to build up national networks of trainers
and experts on multilateral trading system matters in the participating countries.
Participants are expected to identify training needs related to the multilateral trading
system. By the end of the course, they should be able to train in turn other trainers in
their countries, and to set up national information networks which would be interlinked.
training approach adopted by WTO, UNCTAD and ITC for this course is designed to give a
comprehensive overview to MTS issues. For each topic, WTO explains rules stemming from the
Uruguay Round, UNCTAD addresses policy implications, and ITC examines business aspects and
opportunities. Group discussions allow participants and experts to consider international
trade issues in the context of the economic circumstances prevailing in their respective
participants are 26 senior officials from government, trade-related and private sector
development institutions, as well as from business and law faculties. The location of the
course rotates weekly between ITC, UNCTAD and WTO.
announced jointly by the three multilateral Geneva-based organizations on the occasion of
UNCTAD IX in May 1996 in Midrand, South Africa. It has initially focused on eight African
countries, four of which are LDCs. A Common Trust Fund was created for JITAP in March
1998; it is administered by ITC. To date, thirteen donor countries have contributed to the
Fund, for a total amount of US$ 7.8 million. Of this amountUS$6.9 million is allocated to Window
II of the Fund, for earmarked country projects. The remainder is allocated to
Window I, for unearmarked programme development and generic activities. The
contributors are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland,
Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
For more information, please contact
At ITC: Abdelkrim
Ben Fadhl, Senior Trade Promotion Adviser, Chief Technical Coordinator for JITAP, tel.:
(41 22) 730 03 59, fax: (41 22) 730 05 70, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcel Namfua, Senior Trade Policy Adviser, Coordinator for the JITAP, tel.: (41
22) 917 58 73 fax: (41 22) 917 00 47 e-mail: email@example.com
At WTO: Jean-Marc
Fortin, Counsellor, Coordinator for JITAP, tel.: (41 22) 739 52 07 fax: (41 22)
739 57 64; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org