VIR20-22

Title of the activity
Advanced Global E-Workshop on WTO Plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement
Activity Type
Virtual workshop
Description
The main purpose of this Advanced Global e-Workshop on the Plurilateral WTO Agreement on Government Procurement is to familiarize participants with the objectives, content and benefits of the revised GPA and related policies like open, non-discriminatory and competitive international government procurement, good governance, and inclusive and sustainable development. Participants will be introduced to the flexibilities provided under the GPA (including in relation to emergency situations like COVID-19), the significance of the GPA in the context of domestic government procurement reform and the promotion of domestic good governance, the benefits of accession to the revised GPA and the possibility to negotiate transitional measures catering for development needs of newly acceding countries. The course will be organized in three sessions on three days 7 December (Day 1), 10 December (Day 2) and 14 December (Day 3).
Host Country
Switzerland
Trade topic
Government Procurement
Start Date
End Date
Days
6
Preference will be given to nominees having policy responsibility and/or a demonstrated background in trade and/or government procurement policy matters. The Organisers reserve the right to decline the candidature of nominees who do not meet these requirements and/or on the basis of the maximum number of participants.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
English
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 the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
eAR Status
Approved
Invited Countries