to expand, improve and maintain WTO information technology tools in
support of developing and in particular least developed countries (LDCs),
focusing on WTO Reference Centres;
to increase developing countries' knowledge of WTO rules, implement
their commitments and obligations and exercise their rights,
focusing on the assistance to LDCs,
to improve programming, implementation and coordination of technical
assistance in accordance with the guidance formulated in New WTO
Strategy for Technical Cooperation.
this effect, Ambassador. Walter Lewalter, Permanent Representative of
the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organizations at
Geneva, signed today an arrangement with WTO Director-General, Mike
aim in making this contribution is to show support for the Doha
Development Agenda and enable developing countries to be equal
partners in the negotiations” Ambassador. Lewalter said.
am particularly grateful to Germany for its donation to the WTO Trust
Fund”, said Director-General Mike Moore. “Germany's contribution
will help the most disadvantaged of WTO Members in times when the WTO
has to meet an increasing demand for technical cooperation and
capacity building. This contribution is a concrete expression of
Germany's commitment to the priorities established by Ministers in
Doha, in particular to give greater assistance to developing countries. I am sincerely grateful for this donation”.