Denmark announced a donation of $2.37 million (DKK 14 million) to support the WTO’s technical assistance and training activities in developing countries.

The Danish government has pledged to give the donation in two contributions. The first half, which amounts to approximately $1.18, will be used for the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund. This fund finances technical assistance and capacity building activities in least developed countries, or countries whose economies are currently under transition, said the WTO.

“I express my sincere thanks the Danish government for its generosity. Such assistance is vital to enhance developing countries’ participation in the global trading system,” said WTO Director-General in a statement.

The second half of the donation will help developing countries improve sanitation and their health situation. This will be done through the Standards and Trade Development Facility.