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Transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development

27.11.2016

Transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development

Development of international cooperation in the field of transport is a key element of the Global Development Agenda. An obvious need for a systematic and purpose oriented partnerships in the field of transport is reflected in a number of resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, in particular, the resolution 70/197 «Towards comprehensive cooperation among all modes of transport for promoting sustainable multimodal transit corridors» of 22 December 2015, which was co-sponsored by 85 Member States.

The most important step to consolidate our efforts is the decision to call for the Global Conference on Sustainable Transport convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and welcomed by the General Assembly, which was held on 26-27 November 2016 in the Turkmen capital city of Ashgabat. The Conference aimed to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The main objective of the Conference is to discuss specific areas of international partnership on stable and sustainable transportation systems, as an integral and vividly important element of the Sustainable Development Agenda.