TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Trainee programmes and internships

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The Netherlands Trainee Programme (NTP) assists in the economic and social development of least developed countries (LDCs), low income countries and comparable poor small and vulnerable economies in areas related to trade policy. Particular attention is given to African countries. The participating official will be expected to complete specific, well-defined tasks.

 

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How to participate

 

The WTO regional coordinator internship: in this programme, the intern is based in the mission of a rotating coordinator of each of nine designated groups, for a period of six-months, without extension. These groups are the ACP — both the Geneva secretariat and the office of the rotating country coordinator; the WTO African Group; the CARICOM; the GRULAC; the SAARC; the WTO LDCs’ Consultative Group; the Informal Group of Developing Countries; the Arab Group; and, the Pacific Islands Forum.

 

How to participate

 

The WTO mission internship was developed for the benefit of Geneva-based missions. Over a ten-months period, the candidates work in their WTO mission in Geneva, and can represent their country in the various bodies of the WTO. This programme is available primarily to missions of LDCs and small and vulnerable economies.

 

How to participate

 

The WTO Accessions Internship Programme, sponsored by the Government of China under China's LDCs and Accessions Programme, aims to help young professionals from LDCs and developing countries increase their understanding of the WTO and of trade law, international economics and international relations.  Over a six-month period, the interns are based in the Accessions Division or other divisions of the WTO Secretariat. They are expected to assist the divisions in their normal work.

 

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