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Published Date: 
Friday, July 6, 2012
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This is an outcome document for Asian Symposium on Building Sustainable Ageing Societies held in Changchun, China on 5-6 July, 2012.

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Time/Cost-Distance Model
Time/Cost-Distance Model
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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This model is a reference point for the collective work of the Transport Division and Member Countries on the analysis of land and land-cum-sea transport routes that facilitate trade within Asia and with global markets.

As part of our efforts to improve transport facilitation in our Member Countries, UNESCAP has adapted a simple method to assist decision makers in understanding the pattern and magnitude of time and cost involved in the trasportation process and identify, isolate and address physical and non physical obstacles. The model output is a visual representation of the transport process from origin to destination, which plots distance (x-axis) against either cumulative time or cumulative cost (y-axis).

The "Time/Cost-Distance Methodology" (T/C-D)
- Provides graphical representation of cost and time data associated with transport processes;
- Can help identify inefficiencies and isolate bottlenecks along a particular route by looking at the cost and time characteristics of every section along a transport route;
- Includes a detailed breakdown of cost and time spent;
- Enables policy makers to compare the changes of cost and/or time required for transportation on a certain route over a period of time; and
- Helps evaluate competing modes of transport operating on the same route and assess alternative transport routes.

Practical applications
The Time/Cost-Distance Methodology was introduced by the UNESCAP secretariat in 2004 and found a wide practical use in different regions of the world for the assessment of operational efficiency of transport routes and for planning of trade and transport facilitation measures.

Updates
The Time/Cost-Distance Methodology is being updating by the UNESCAP secretariat from time to time based on the experience of its applications in order to help its further applications.

The recent set of updates includes:
- Quick Guide on the Use of Satellite Positioning Systems (SPS) to collect and process data with new tracking systems;
- Combination of the Time/Cost-Distance Methodology with the Cluster Methodology in cooperation with UNCTAD as the comprehensive transport facilitation toolkit to improve transport corridor performance.

For further details, please contact:
Mr. Fedor Kormilitsyn
Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section
Transport Division, UNESCAP, Bangkok
Tel: (66-2) 288-2496
Fax: (66-2) 288-1020
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

 
Published Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014
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Official documents
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This is the tentative programme for the first meeting of the working group on formation of an integrated market in Asia and the Pacific 10-11 December 2014, UNCC, Bangkok.

 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Tentative programme of the Statistics and data for the post-2015 development agenda: Implications for regional collaboration in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 9-10 December 2014.

 
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Official documents
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This document comes from the ‘Asia-Pacific Forum on Youth Volunteerism to Promote Participation, Development and Peace’, held on 28 October 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.

 
Published Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014
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Tentative programme of ......

 
Published Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
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Presentations by Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section, Transport Division, ESCAP.

 
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Pursuant to Commission resolution 68/4, the secretariat convened the High-level Meeting on Strengthening Inter-island Shipping and Logistics in the Pacific Island Countries. The High-level Meeting was conducted in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and was attended by 33 delegates of 18 Pacific countries and territories, 42 representatives of 19 specialized agencies and related organizations, intergovernmental organizations and other entities.

The present document contains the outcome of the High-level Meeting, the Suva Declaration on Improving Maritime Transport and Related Services in the Pacific, which was adopted by acclamation.

 
Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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This is the programme for the Third International Seminar on Trade Facilitation in North-East Asia to be held on 18-19 November 2014 in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. ESCAP, in cooperation with the Greater Tumen Initiatives (GTI) and Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, will organize the Seminar to provide a better understanding of trade and its linkages to regional issues.

 
Published Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014
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APTFF 2014 Summary of Proceedings and Discussions

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