High-level International Conference on the Role of Transport and Transit Corridors in Ensuring International Cooperation, Stability, and Sustainable Development

Date: 
3 Sep 2014 to 4 Sep 2014
Location: 
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The High-level International Conference on the Role of Transport and Transit Corridors in Ensuring International Cooperation, Stability and Sustainable Development, is being organized by the Government of Turkmenistan in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Economic, Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the International Road Transport Union (IRU). This event will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from 3 to 4 September 2014.

The proposal to hold this conference was made by the Government of Turkmenistan during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, with the aim of addressing the following main themes: (1) Transportation network of Turkmenistan and the main directions of its development; (2) Strengthening regional cooperation of states of the Central Asia and the Caspian Region to develop transport links and transit; and (3) Coordination of work of international organizations and financial institutions on development of transport links and transit in the Central Asia and the Caspian Region.

Transport drives economic and social progress worldwide and this event will examine the context of our future and the need to create an efficient, safe and secure, fully integrated, multimodal transport system. The Conference will provide a platform for senior officials to discuss the way to enhance international cooperation and investment in transport and transit corridors.

Participants will include representatives from ministries of transport of participating countries and territories, representatives from international organizations, including ECE, ESCAP, IRU, OSCE and TRACECA and sector experts. The event is in line with TD’s vision of strengthening connectivity, particularly for landlocked developing and least developed countries to link with regional and inter-regional transport and trade networks.

A link to the Conference web page: http://www.turkmenistan-conference.com/index-en-en.html