MGIMO’s Odinstovo campus recently collaborated with the Training and Research Institute of the United Nations (UNITAR) to host training courses for international diplomats.
Organizers created the program to improve the efficacy of international compliance, regional agreements concerning international trade with CIS, and international cooperation.
Training was focused on the specialized skills needed for the executive authorities located in CIS countries.
The various courses focused on World Trade Organization (WTO) and legal issues about the cooperation of regional trade regimes.
The program addressed topics relevant to WTO rules, including multilateral trading system and regional integration processes, WTO regional trade agreements, legal aspects of economic integration, global legal regimes, and dispute resolution from WTO practices and Customs Unions in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
The classes were taught by international professors.
Diplomats came from countries across the globe, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, and Russia.
Twenty-one students and professors attended the courses, as well as P. Draganov, M. Murina, and S. Ripinsky, members from the Conference of the United Nations on Trade and Development.
MGIMO and UNITAR have planned the program for the next five years.
The program received funding from the government of Russia.