WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 in Switzerland

The World Trade Organization (WTO) calls for its 2024 Young Trade Leaders Program applications. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and apply for it.

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About WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 in Switzerland

Opportunity Details

This initiative fosters a deeper understanding of the WTO’s work and international trade among young people globally. This program aims to create a network of exceptional young leaders who can contribute fresh perspectives and ideas about the role of trade and the WTO while learning about the organization’s mission and operations.

Benefits of WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 in Switzerland

Selected Young Trade Leaders will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the workings of the WTO and international trade.
  • Publish articles, blogs, podcasts, and social media content on trade-related topics.
  • Attend a one-day in-person training program at the WTO in Geneva.
  • Contribute to or coordinate a session at the Public Forum 2024.
  • Benefit from existing WTO training programs.
  • Receive advice and mentoring from the WTO Secretariat.
  • Receive support when organizing WTO-related activities in their home countries.

WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 in Switzerland Requirments

Applicants must be:

  • Applicants should be between 18 and 30 years old on the closing date for applications.
  • They should be citizens of a WTO member country.
  • They are not currently affiliated with the WTO and without relatives presently affiliated with the WTO.
  • Able to demonstrate good written and spoken English (knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset).
  • Attuned to the need for diplomacy, respectful of diverse perspectives, and willing to foster understanding of trade issues and promote constructive dialogue.
  • Committed to participating fully throughout the one-year program (July 2024-June 2025).

Required Documents

Candidates should submit:

  • CV (no more than two pages)
  • 2-3 minute video introduction expressing their interest in the program and the impact they hope to achieve as a Young Trade Leader
  • A written contribution (maximum 300 words) answering the question: “What does trade mean for you?”

Selection Process

  • The WTO Secretariat will review all applications.
  • Short-listed applicants will receive an invitation to participate in an interview in July 2024.
  • Selected leaders will be invited to travel to Geneva in September to participate in the 2024 WTO Public Forum.

Application Date and Process

Applicants must submit their applications using the submission email below. Applications received after the mentioned deadline will not be considered.

Submission Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline

05 July, 2024

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