TC22-7

Title of the activity
Trade and Public Health Workshop with a Special Focus on Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Activity Type
Thematic course
Description
The 16th Trade and Public Health Workshop (T&PHW) with a Special Focus on Pandemic Preparedness and Response is an advanced and multidisciplinary training. It will be organized in close collaboration with the Secretariats of the WHO and WIPO, as has been done since 2005, and will include contributions from representatives of the private sector and civil society. The T&PHW is intended for a global audience from government officials working on trade, intellectual property and public health issues.

Thirty financed participants from WTO Members and Observers eligible to benefit from technical assistance will be selected out of the pool of applicants that fulfil the required criteria and are duly validated by their respective Missions/Embassies. Five self-financed participants - either from developed or developing country Members - will be selected on the basis of fulfilment of the required criteria and validation of their Missions/Embassies. All elected participants would also be required to respond to specific questions related to their trade and public health regimes; and could be invited to present their national experiences and lessons learnt so far.


Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO
Trade topic
TRIPS
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
5
selection process
The Members and Observers to the WTO, eligible to benefit from training and technical cooperation activities, are invited to nominate up to three capital-based officials of which one would be possibly selected for this Workshop. The WTO will finance 30 participants (i.e., provision of a return economy-class ticket, terminal expenses, daily subsistence allowance, and accommodation for the duration of the activity). There is also provision for up to five additional applicants, including from developed Members, to participate in the workshop at their own expense.

To be considered for their possible selection, nominees should possess the following qualifications and background:

- Direct responsibility for matters relating to the interaction between trade agreements, IP conventions and treaties and public health, whether from authorities responsible for foreign affairs, trade, IP, public health or from any other relevant government entity working on the interface between trade agreements and public health;
- Demonstrable expectation of continuing to work, or being assigned responsibilities, specifically in this field;
- Established expertise and experience in this area, and a good level of knowledge about trade law and policy, including, but not limited to, the WTO's TRIPS Agreement, and public health policy;
- All-round proficiency in English, as the Workshop will be conducted in English only.

Pre-requisite
- Direct responsibility for matters relating to the interaction between trade agreements, IP conventions and public health, whether from authorities responsible for foreign affairs, trade, IP, public health or from any other relevant government entity working on the interface between trade agreements and public health;

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

- Established expertise and experience in this area, and an advanced level of knowledge about trade law and policy, including, but not limited to, the WTO's TRIPS Agreement, and public health policy;

- All-round proficiency in English, as the Workshop will be conducted in English only.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Application Deadline
Friday, 29/07/2022 - 12:00 (CEST)
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
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
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
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
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
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
European Union
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America