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Building knowledge for trade and development

Study tour materials



altThe Virtual Institute’s core Chinese member, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), came to Geneva for their fifth annual study tour September 29-October 3. The one-week programme on trade and development trained 27 students in total and it was delivered by experts from UNCTAD divisions and Vi partner organizations: the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The programme comprised 13 sessions on current trade and development issues, with a particular focus on China’s development. UNCTAD topics included introduction to the organization's work, trends and  challenges in the world economy, foreign direct investment, global value chains, trade facilitation, and technology and innovation.


Monday, September 29
Tuesday, September 30
Wednesday,  October 1
Thursday, October 2
Friday, October 3

Visit to WIPO

  • Introduction to the World Intellectual Property Organization, Martha Chikowore
  • Intellectual Property and Economic Development, Intan Hamdan-Livramento, Economics and Statistics Division
  • Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Geidy Lung, Culture and Creative Industries Sector
  • Protection of Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, Aida Dolotbaeva, Patent Law Divison