courses cover all the WTO Agreements and trade-related topics, and
also include modules on economic theory and WTO basic legal
principles, simulations of multilateral trade negotiations and dispute
settlement proceedings, attendance to official WTO meetings and visits
to other Geneva-based international organizations.
the first time, two regular courses of twelve weeks where held in
parallel, following the June 2001 objectives provided to the WTO
Training Institute of doubling it's training capacity.
behalf of the Director-General of the WTO Mr. Yerxa commended the
participants for their efforts leading to the satisfactory conclusion
of the courses. "Knowledge is power, but knowledge is also
responsibility" he added, reminding participants of the increased
responsibility they now have to take an active role upon returning to
their respective countries. On behalf of both courses, the participant
from Brazil expressed their recognition to the efforts displayed by
the Training Institute and the WTO Secretariat to hold two parallel
courses and for providing a coherent, informative programme.
total of 58 trade officials which took part in the courses were
divided in two groups of 29 participants each. representing developing
countries, least-developed countries and countries with economies in
transition. Participants from all geographical regions benefitted from
the programme as follows: 7 from the Caribbean, 1 from Latin America,
9 from economies in transition, 1 from Western Europe, 12 from Africa,
8 from the Middle-East and 20 from Asia and the Pacific.