The seventy-eighth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
The fragmented policy responses at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic showcased that existing trade and transport agreements and other cooperative mechanisms lacked the necessary provisions on crisis response and assistance during extraordinary situations which disrupt the usual operations of international supply and logistics chains. Taking stock of the current situation in Asia and the Pacific region, this side event will discuss the ways in which the existing and future trade and transport agreements can help to ensure greater resilience of supply chain connectivity during major disruptions by including and/or harmonizing model provisions on trade and transport operations during future crises. The event will also present some of the ongoing initiatives on enhancing the resilience of sustainable transport connectivity in North and Central Asia, including the proposal to establish of a Regional Centre for the Development of Transport Connectivity under the auspices of the United Nations. Co-organized with the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Uzbekistan to ESCAP.
The side event is organized by the Government of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the ESCAP Transport Division and Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and with the support of the United Nations Development Account Project “Transport and trade connectivity in the age of pandemics: Contactless, seamless and collaborative UN solutions”.
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