Uniting transport modes to discuss global sector issues
Key transport stakeholders recently met in New York to exchange views on the current situation in the global transport sector.
Representatives from all four modes of transport – road, rail, maritime and air – including IRU members, UN Secretariat, World Bank, International Chamber of Commerce and UN country missions, held these discussions during a regular meeting of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport, a joint IRU and UN Global Compact initiative.
The Global Partnership’s current progress and plans for 2016 were discussed at the meeting, which also saw the kick-off of the Experts Group on the development of the Global Transit Document. The Experts Group will focus on the development of recommendations to harmonise existing legislative and administrative regulations and streamline border-crossing procedures in global supply chains.
The Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations notably addressed participants on the upcoming First UN Global Transport Conference, a private sector forum to be co-organised by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport, taking place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in November 2016.