1st ESCAP-GTI Seminar on Transport Issues in North-East Asia

10 Oct 2019
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
By invitation only

The importance of transport as an enabler to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is widely recognized. Transport connectivity has played an influential role in shaping and further deepening regional integration in Asia and the Pacific—bringing people together, opening economic opportunities and widening the reach of socio-economic services. Work on transport connectivity is an evolving process, hence, the importance for policy makers and practitioners to sustain the progress of work through regular policy dialogues and knowledge sharing. To this end, ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office together with the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) Secretariat are co-organizing the ESCAP-GTI Seminar on Transport Issues in North-East Asia. The Seminar will bring together senior government officials as well as other practitioners involved in transport to share policy perspectives and have informed discussions on strategic and topical issues related to transport. To be held annually in conjunction with the GTI Transport Board Meeting, the Seminar also responds to the call for ESCAP to further strengthen partnerships with subregional organizations. The overall theme for the Seminar’s inaugural year is “Transport Corridors: Challenges and Opportunities in North-East Asia”.