David Vivas Eugui

Legal Officer, at the Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, DITC at UNCTAD.

 

Mr. Vivas is Legal Officer, at the Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, DITC at UNCTAD. He was also Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch at the same organization; Deputy Programmes Director at ICTSD; Senior Attorney at CIEL; Attaché for Legal Affairs at the Mission of Venezuela to the WTO and Staff Attorney at the Venezuelan Institute of Foreign Trade. 

 

Mr. Vivas is an international expert with more than 20 years of experience on legal and economic issues. He posses strong managerial, leadership and negotiations skills and more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning, programmatic design, implementation, team building, fundraising and setting of impact assessment systems. He has lectured on intellectual property, trade, oceans economy and environmental law at the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Maastricht University (the Netherlands), WIPO Distant Learning Academy, and University of Business and International Studies (Switzerland)

 


He has worked as an advisor and consultant for various institutions, international and national organizations such as WTO, WHO, UNCTAD, WIPO, IDLO, European Patent Office, GIZ, South Centre, ACP Group of Countries, ACP MTS, Enabling Environments, CUTS International, Saana Consulting, QUNO, Rockefeller Foundation, AITIC, Andean Finance Corporation, ALIFAR, ASINFAR, Ministry of Science and Technology of Venezuela, Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, PHBL consulting, and Tacoma S.A.

 

Bridges news

12 July 2016
Quais são os possíveis efeitos da TPP sobre o meio ambiente e a participação da sociedade civil em processos nessa matéria? Este artigo avalia o capítulo da TPP sobre meio ambiente e seus potenciais impactos para os membros do acordo e os países que estão fora da TPP.
24 February 2016
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17 November 2014
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22 September 2014
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12 October 2009
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1 October 2007
Traditionally, the U.S. has sought fi rm free trade agreements that, among other provisions, extend the minimum levels of intellectual property protection established by the WTO TRIPS Agreement. Recently, however, check ca was a slowdown in this position, especially in regard to the provisions on...
1 August 2007
The revised template for US free trade agreements with developing countries contains a number of important changes that respond to concerns expressed by scholars and civil society actors about the expansion of private rights on intellectual property, particularly in the area of public health. Since...