21st session of SPECA Thematic Working Group on Sustainable Transport, Transit and Connectivity

7 Sep 2016 to 8 Sep 2016
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The 21st session of the Thematic Working Group on Sustainable Transport, Transit and Connectivity (TWG-STTC) of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was held from 7 to 8 September 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The meeting was jointly organized by the ESCAP, UNECE and the Government of Turkmenistan. The SPECA TWG-STTC discussed issues related to development of transport networks such as Asian Highway, Trans-Asian Railway and Dry Ports, progress achieved towards safe, efficient and reliable transport infrastructure, facilitation of cross-border transport, accession and implementation of the international transport conventions and improvement of road safety.

The TWG-STTC is the successor of the Project Working Group on Transport and Border-Crossing and is a subsidiary body of SPECA, which was launched in 1998 to address challenges faced by Central Asian countries and to strengthen sub-regional cooperation as well as integration of the region into the world economy.

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