<P align=right> Cape Town, September 22, 2008</P>
<P align=center> <STRONG>IDLO strengthens trade negotiation skills of young lawyers in South Africa</STRONG></P>
<P><BR>The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is returning to South Africa to continue its three year collaboration with the LLM program at the University of Pretoria and the University of Western Cape. </P>
<P>From September 22 – 26, 2008, IDLO will be instructing business law LLM students from all over southern Africa on the major issues relating to the Doha Development Agenda negotiations, and how to effectively utilize the dispute settlement processes and procedures of the World Trade Organization. </P>
<P>The IDLO seminars will focus on strengthening students’ negotiations skills with a view to supporting their future careers in international trade. Students will be introduced to the specific issues which characterize trade negotiations and will have the opportunity to participate in simulation exercises involving the negotiation of trade tariffs; an agreement to reduce agricultural subsidies; and cross-country trade talks between WTO Members.
For full details of the IDLO’s programs on Economic Growth and Trade, please contact Giulio Zanetti, Head of the Anglophone Unit at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"> email@example.com</a>, tel: +39 06 4040 3220 or visit <a href="http://www.idlo.int"> www.idlo.int</a>.
<P><i><font FACE="Verdana" SIZE="1">IDLO (International Development Law Organization) is an international, inter-governmental organization with a mandate to promote the Rule of Law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and countries emerging from post-conflict situations. Since its establishment in 1983, IDLO has worked with more than 18,000 lawyers, magistrates and officials from approximately 176 countries.
IDLO has its Headquarters in Rome, Italy and two Regional Offices; in Cairo, Egypt, covering Arabic-speaking countries and in Sydney, Australia, covering the Asia Pacific region. IDLO currently operates Project Offices in Afghanistan, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan.
IDLO is funded by contributions from its 18 Member States and other donors.
For detailed information on IDLO and its activities, please go to our website <a href="http://www.idlo.int">www.idlo.int</a></font></i></p>