PRESS/823: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
This donation to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for officials in Geneva and elsewhere to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements. Over 2,600 workshops have been organized since the fund was created in 2001.
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: "Liechtenstein's donation is very welcome. It will help to promote the participation of developing countries and LDCs in multilateral trade negotiations, thereby furthering their integration into the global economy."
Liechtenstein's Ambassador, Peter Matt, said: “Liechtenstein is pleased to be renewing its support for the WTO's trade-related technical assistance activities aimed at strengthening the participation of developing countries and LDCs in international trade. An inclusive and sustainable multilateral trading system is more important than ever in view of the increasing challenges the WTO is facing.”
Overall, Liechtenstein has donated CHF 600,000 to this trust fund over the last 15 years.