The distance-learning course on, International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) for Association of Caribbean States member states and other countries, was successfully organized from 5th March to 13th April 2018, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The course has been developed and produced jointly by UNCTAD TrainForTrade Programme and UNCTADStat, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) in response to several demands for technical assistance in the collection, compilation, quality assurance and dissemination of international merchandise trade statistics.
On Monday, 3 October 2016, the new on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs will take off with the first module on the Importance of Statistics on International Trade in Services. The course was developed by UNCTAD/TrainForTrade (TFT) in collaboration with UNCTAD/Stats and WTO. For this purpose, the TFT team filmed the heads of the UNCTAD- and WTO statistics departments giving an introduction for the video content of the modules.
The main objectives of this new course are to raise awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ ability to do their work and help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010). The course includes 6 distance learning modules with interactive assessments and links to communication tools for online interaction.
24 statisticians and data users (8 women) from developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific are going to benefit from this training.
Dans le cadre de la coopération, d’échange et de solidarité entre les agences francophones de promotion des investissements, et le programme TrainForTrade/CNUCED, un premier atelier de sensibilisation à la formation à distance TrainForTrade et le développement d’un curriculum de cours régional sera organisé à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire du 8 au 10 Avril. A la suite de ce séminaire un plan d’action sera défini pour développer et diffuser un cours spécifique à cette région.
The meeting on Cyberlaw Harmonization in the Economic Community of West African States began today in Geneva.
The meeting was opened by Geneviève Féraud, Head of the Knowledge Development Branch, UNCTAD, and Her Excellency Ms. Nakpa Polo, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Togolese Republic to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Ms. Féraud gave an overview of the TrainForTrade project, which was launched in West Africa in 2012 and will run until the end of 2015. The overall goal of the project is to accelerate progress in West-African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo) towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, particularly MDG 8, through trade-related training and capacity building. The project is implemented in cooperation with the ICT Analysis Section of the Division of Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD.
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