WTO Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024. This exciting initiative aims to promote a deeper understanding of the WTO’s work and the importance of international trade among young people from around the world. By fostering a community of young trade leaders, the programme seeks to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to become future champions of trade and development.

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The programme is designed to identify and support exceptional young individuals who have a clear grasp of the benefits of trade for people and the planet. These young trade leaders will bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the table, shaping the future of international trade and the WTO’s mission. Through this programme, they will have the opportunity to engage with WTO experts, participate in workshops and seminars, and contribute to the organisation’s work.

The Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024 offers a unique chance for young people to be part of a global network of like-minded individuals who share a passion for trade and development. By participating in this programme, young trade leaders will gain valuable insights into the WTO’s work, develop their skills and knowledge, and become part of a community that is shaping the future of international trade. If you’re a young person with a passion for trade and development, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for the Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024.

Benefits of WTO Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024

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.

Eligibility for WTO Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024

Applicants interested in the WTO Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024 must be:

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  • 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).

How to Apply for WTO Young Trade Leaders Programme 2024

The WTO Secretariat will review all applications. Short-listed applicants will be invited to take part in an interview in July 2024. Selected leaders will not receive remuneration but they will be invited to travel to Geneva to participate in the 2024 WTO Public Forum in September.

Candidates should submit their application to [email protected], with the following:

  • CV (no more than two pages). See CV samples.
  • 2-3 minute video in which they briefly introduce themselves, express their interest in the programme and explain the impact they hope to have as a Young Trade Leader
  • a written contribution (max. 300 words) answering the following question: What does trade mean for you?

The application period is open until 5 July 2024 (23.59 CET). Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

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