In order to respond to training needs of law professionals from the Union of Myanmar, UNITAR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conducted an International Law Training for Qualified Professionals which took place in Yangon from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The training was attended by sixty participants from different ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Commerce, as well as from academia.
The courses were designed to be highly interactive and participatory and included simulations, practical exercises, group discussions and case studies to complement lectures and presentations. The objectives of the course were to raise awareness, update and deepen the participants’ knowledge of selected topics in public international law and to up-date and expose them, to recent developments in several fields of international law relevant to the region/country.
This capacity development activity included the following topics:
International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, International Trade Law/ The Multilateral Trading System, Intellectual Property Law, International Investment Law, and International Labour Law, as well as an Introduction to the UN`s Global Compact Initiative.
In 2006 and 2009, UNITAR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar conducted two training courses in Diplomacy and International Law. This 2010 Training is the first training with more specialized courses. The training was made possible through the financial support received from TOTAL E&P Myanmar.