World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professional Programme 2021 – Register Here

Application Form for 2021 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professional Programme is out – apply now! We are glad to inform the general public about the 2021 WTO Young Professional Programme Registration Form (CHF 3,500 Monthly Salary). WTO Young Professional Programme Form is out and it is expected to close anything soon.

This article contains about the 2021 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professional Programme Application Form Portal, How to apply/register online and Registration Form Requirements/Eligibility.

The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking candidates for THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME for 2022. The WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique opportunity for qualified young professionals up to the age of 32 years, as at 1 January 2022, from eligible developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, to enhance their knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues. The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from these countries who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations.

This is a limited programme that offers selected young professionals with the opportunity to gain work experience in the WTO. There is no guarantee of an extension of the programme or of a job offer after the one-year programme.

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Jobs Descriptions

The selected Young Professional will be placed in a specific Division of the WTO Secretariat in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Organization; and based on the identified areas of interest of the Young Professional. Each Young Professional may express interest in not more than three areas of WTO work; and in order of preference.

The areas of work may include, inter alia, the following (in alphabetical order):

  1. Accessions
  2. Agriculture
  3. Council and Trade Negotiations
  4. Dispute Settlement
  5. Economic Research and Statistics
  6. Government Procurement
  7. Intellectual Property Rights
  8. Market Access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
  9. Media and External Relations
  10. Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
  11. Technical Barriers to Trade
  12. Trade and Development
  13. Trade and Environment
  14. Trade Facilitation
  15. Trade and Gender
  16. Trade in Services and Investment
  17. Trade Policy Analysis
  18. Trade-Related Technical Assistance
  19. Trade Remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing duties)

Requirements/Qualifications for 2021 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professional Programme


Advanced university degree in law, economics, or other international trade-related subjects relevant to the work of the WTO.

Knowledge and skills

General knowledge of the work of the WTO.
Good drafting skills in English. Ability to draft in French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a multicultural environment.
Demonstrated strong interest in international trade and the multilateral trading system.
Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work

Work Experience:

Minimum two (2) years of professional experience relevant to the work of the WTO.


Fluency in English. A good working knowledge either French or Spanish would be an advantage.

How to apply/register for World Trade Organization Young Professional Programme 2021

Visit the Official Webpage of the WTO Young Professionals Programme

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COVER LETTER OF MOTIVATION, WHICH SHOULD INDICATE UP TO THREE AREAS OF WORK (SEE DETAILS UNDER GENERAL FUNCTIONS), IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE, THAT THE APPLICANT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN. Applications with no accompanying letter of motivation will not be considered. Please refer to instructions under Additional Information on how to add a cover letter on the WTO e-recruitment system.

Application Form Deadline/Closing Date for 2021 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professional Programme

Application Deadline is on April 29th 2021

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