WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 | One Year Training

The WTO is inviting applications for its Young Trade Leaders Programme, an initiative aimed at fostering a better understanding of the WTO’s work and international trade among young people and creating a network of Young Trade Leaders around the world.

Young Trade Leaders will be exceptional young people who have a clear understanding of how trade can be of benefit to people and planet. They will bring fresh perspectives and ideas about the role of trade and the WTO while also having the opportunity to learn about the organization’s work and advance its mission.

WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024

Host Country:

  • Geneva, Switzerland.

Host Organization:

  • WTO (World Trade Organization)

Program Location:

  • Geneva

Duration of the Program:

  • 1 Year.


Selected Young Trade Leaders will have the opportunity to:

  • gain a greater understanding of the workings of the WTO and international trade
  • publish articles, blogs, podcasts and social media content on trade-related topics
  • attend an in-person one-day training programme at the WTO in Geneva
  • contribute to and/or coordinate a session at the Public Forum 2024
  • benefit from existing WTO training programmes
  • benefit from WTO Secretariat advice and mentoring
  • receive support when organizing WTO-related activities in their home countries.

Application criteria

Applicants must be:

  • between the ages of 18 and 30 on the closing date for applications with a strong interest in international trade
  • a citizen of a WTO member
  • neither currently affiliated with the WTO, nor have a relative who is currently WTO-affiliated
  • able to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English – knowledge of a second WTO working language (French or Spanish) is an asset
  • attuned to the need for diplomacy, show a willingness to respect diverse perspectives, willing to foster understanding of trade issues and promote constructive dialogue
  • committed to participate fully throughout the one-year programme (July 2024-June 2025).

WTO Young Leadership Program Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for this program is 5th July 2024.

Apply: https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/young_trade_leader_e/call_for_proposals_e.htm

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