Friday, January 25, 2008

The Diplomacy Training Program

The Diplomacy Training Program is calling for applications for its 2nd program on Human Rights and Trade for advocates from the Asia/Pacific Region and Indigenous Australia. The 8-day program will focus on bilateral and regional free trade Agreements (FTA's) in the areas of manufacturing, investment, services, intellectual property and agriculture and their implications on human rights. Advocates who are looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Human Rights, international trade and how this relates to their community are encouraged to apply. The program will also provide participants with practical skills in advocacy, media and Internet based research specifically tailored to support their advocacy work around Human Rights and Trade. The program will be held from 28 March – 4 April in Dili, East Timor in partnership with the Peace and Democracy Foundation, Timor-Leste I should be grateful if you could circulate this information to your contacts.Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 February 2008. This program is restricted to people from Asia, Pacific and Oceania. You can download a Program brochure and Application form from the DTP website