A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development


WTIThe World Trade Institute (WTI) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the e-Learning course on “Preparing and Conducting Services Negotiations”, which will be offered through the Internet from 2 November to 4 December 2009 (five weeks).

This advanced course aims to help services negotiators, officials in ministries and regulatory agencies, and the broad stakeholder communities (including those in multilateral institutions and in aid agencies) to gain a better sense of the key “moments” in the life cycle of services negotiations.

High quality training content will be provided by the WTI and UNITAR, which will form the basis for study, discussions, group work and individual assessments. The learning environment will comprise middle and senior level officials and professionals from all over the world (developing, emerging and industrialised nations) who will have a unique opportunity to study, share, and engage in practical discussions using our discussion board facility. The course will be moderated by a panel of senior trade experts with a global understanding of current challenges and issues.

Through a unique approach linking economic and legal perspectives, this course will aim to deepen the skills and understanding of participants, as well as allow them an opportunity to network and dialogue with other officials and participants from across the globe so as to share country experiences and good practices in trade policy and negotiations.

Designed for officials and professionals in full-time work, this instructor-led online course, which has been reviewed by leading academics and policy makers, will provide participants with the necessary background knowledge for further study and analysis in the area, to effectively participate in policy discussion and multilateral negotiations, and to address trade issues in legislation, regulations and guidelines.

For further information and registration, please visit the course website http://www.unitar.org/pft/elearning/wti/home.