For individuals wishing to apply for this WTO activity, application forms are only available from local Government institutions or from the Permanent Missions to the WTO. To be considered, all completed applications must be endorsed by the competent national authority before submission.

TC24-9

Title of the activity
Trade and Public Health Workshop
Activity Type
Thematic course/Workshop
Description
The Trade and Public Health Workshop is a multidisciplinary technical assistance activity aimed at enhancing the capabilities of government officials. Its primary objectives are to:

1. Analyze policies related to trade and public health, and understand their implications for innovation and access to health technologies.
2. Effectively implement health-related provisions in WTO Agreements.
3. Establish interdisciplinary networks among colleagues working on trade and public health issues.

The programme includes expert lectures, interactive debates, practical group work to encourage analysis and discussion, and presentations on national experiences by selected participants. Given the broad and complex topics covered, the schedule is designed to be intense and demanding.

This Workshop is intended for senior government officials involved in trade, intellectual property, and public health. It aims to foster collaboration and coordination among officials working in these interconnected areas of public policy.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO
Trade topic
Trade and Public Health
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
5
Activity Level
selection process
WTO Members and Observers eligible to benefit from training and technical cooperation activities, are cordially invited to submit up to four nominations of capital-based officials, from different government authorities or agencies, of which one could be possibly selected.

Interested candidates should duly complete the online form: https://wto.formstack.com/forms/2024_trade_and_public_health_workshop

The online application form requires uploading scanned copies of the candidate's passport and of an official nomination letter, duly signed and stamped by the competent government authority.

Applications are to be validated by the Permanent Missions/Embassies to the WTO. Validations should be addressed by email to the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.

Selected participants will receive a confirmation email directly from the WTO.

Pre-requisite
Candidates should have:

• At least 5 years of direct responsibility for matters relating to the interaction between trade agreements, IP conventions, and public health, whether agencies responsible for foreign affairs, trade, IP, public health or from any other relevant government entity;

• Demonstrable expectation of continuing to work, or being assigned responsibilities, specifically in this field;

• Advanced level of knowledge about trade law and policy, including, but not limited to, the WTO's TRIPS Agreement, and public health policy; and

• Proficiency in English, as the Workshop will require active participation in group work, discussion and drafting.



Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Application Deadline
15/07/2024
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about WTO Agreements, trade policy formulation and conduct of trade negotiations
Invited Members and Observers:
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Chinese Taipei
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe