Registration is open: FAO-UNITAR online course on Agriculture in International Trade Agreements, May 13 - June 7, 2019

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has the honor to announce the new online course on Agriculture in Trade Agreements to be delivered in the Russian language. This course is free of charge and will be conducted in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Course Dates: May 13 to June 7, 2019

Language: Russian

Registration status: Registration is OPEN, register HERE (

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Target Audience: This course is designed to assist professionals from ministries of agriculture, trade, economic development and other government and related authorities, who are directly involved in the formulation and implementation of trade or agricultural policies in the post-Soviet countries.

Participants from regional and international organizations, the private sector and academia can also benefit from the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the international regulatory frameworks governing trade and its implementation mechanism as well as the eventual implications of the recent WTO Ministerial Conferences;
  • Discuss the significance of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on the international trade and the relevance of WTO Agreements regarding such measures on the national trade policies;
  • Formulate agricultural trade strategies tailored to trading partners, taking into consideration the differences in treatment of agriculture between the regional trade agreements and multilateral trade agreements.


For more information and online registration, please visit UNITAR’s website at:

This course is offered as part of FAO’s Regional Initiative for Improving Agrifood Trade and Market Integration in Europe and Central Asia. Limited slots are available and will be subject to a selection process conducted by FAO and UNITAR, taking into account in particular, the geographical distribution and gender balance.

In general, a participant needs to work approximately 1 hour of work per day for 4 weeks in order to successfully complete the course. A certificate of completion from UNITAR and FAO will be issued to participants who successfully complete all course-related assignments and assessments.

UNITAR would be grateful for your assistance in extending this message to any potentially interested departments of your organization and your partners, thereby giving them the opportunity to benefit from participating in this unique course.


Best wishes,

Public Finance and Trade Programme

Division for Prosperity


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

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