Ministerial Conference on Transport, Third Session

Date: 
5 Dec 2016 to 9 Dec 2016
Location: 
Moscow, Russian Federation

The convening of the third session of the Ministerial Conference on Transport in 2016 was endorsed by the Commission at its 71st session in May 2015. In pursuance of ESCAP resolution 68/4 of May 2012 on the Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific, including the Regional Action Programme for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific, phase II (2012-2016), and the Regional Strategic Framework for the Facilitation of International Road Transport, the forthcoming Conference which will be convened from 5 to 9 December 2016 in Moscow have the crucial tasks to:

  • Discuss the future policy direction for regional transport development;
  • Assess the implementation of the Regional Action Programme for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific, phase II (2012-2016); and
  • Consider and adopt a new regional action programme for sustainable transport connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, phase I (2017-2021).

The Conference will comprise two segments: (a) senior officials segment, to be held from 5 to 7 December 2016; and (b) ministerial segment, to be held on 8 and 9 December 2016. The Conference is part of a series of quinquennial ministerial conferences organized by the ESCAP secretariat, consisting of the Ministerial Conference on Infrastructure (New Delhi, 1996), the Ministerial Conference on Infrastructure (Seoul, 2001), the Ministerial Conference on Transport (Busan, Republic of Korea, 2006), and the Ministerial Conference on Transport (Bangkok, Thailand, 2012).

The Conference will be held back-to-back with the traditional annual Transport Week of the Russian Federation. The 10th anniversary of the International Forum and Exhibition "Transport of Russia" will also be held in Moscow from 26 November to 2 December 2016.

Meeting Documents

Please visit http://www.unescap.org/official-documents/ministerial-conference-transport/session/3.

Statements

Agenda Item 9: Policy debate on issues pertaining to sustainable transport connectivity in Asia and the Pacific and the implementation of the Regional Action Programme for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific, phase II (2012-2016) were delivered at the Ministerial Conference on Transport, third session, 5-9 December 2016, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Country Statements:

Organization Statements:

Special Event: Signing Ceremony of the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network

The Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network (English, all languages) was signed during the Ministerial Conference on Transport on 8 December 2016 by China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation.