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Apply for the WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

Brief Description

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.


CHF 3,500 monthly salary (approximate)



  • 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. Good working knowledge of either French or Spanish would be an advantage.


29 April 2021

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