Academics and researchers from universities and research institutions at UNCTAD member States in the Asia and Pacific region are invited to submit their candidatures for the next Training on Key issues on the International Economic Agenda to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 13 - December 1, 2006.
The course addresses the issue of economic development and how different external and internal factors (international financial system, trade, investment, transfer of technology, etc.) can contribute to the attainment of national development goals of a country. The course, delivered by resource persons from UNCTAD, in cooperation with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and national experts from the host country, consists of presentations, group discussions, exercises and a final simulation of a WTO trade negotiation.
Although the course is primarily targeted to governmental policy makers, academia is strongly encouraged to apply -- university teachers are considered well placed to use the ideas and materials from the course in their own teaching and hence increase its longer-term impact in the countries.