The programme consists of three components.
The European Commission has concluded contribution agreements
– under the standard framework agreement EC-UN –
with ITC and UNIDO. These agreements will lay down the principles
of the co-operation under this programme, and deal with financial
and contractual arrangements.
Component 1 (ITC) implemented by the International
Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) focuses on creating awareness and
building the necessary capacity in Pakistan to benefit fully
from its participation in the WTO Agreements. Key target audiences
are government officials, the business sector and civil society
as a whole.
Component 2 (UNIDO) implemented by the United
Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), focuses
on the improvement of the quality, standards, metrology and
accreditation systems in the country. This will enable Pakistan
to address challenges and requirements brought by WTO agreements
in this field, as well as to increase the competitiveness of
Pakistan’s export industry.
Component 3 (WIPO) subcontracted by ITC to
the World intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will focus
on intellectual property issues. Activities under this component
aim at strengthening the IPR system in Pakistan and enhance
its capacity to use the intellectual property system for developmental
goals, where necessary by examining international obligations
in the intellectual property field