One of our major aims is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE provides a forum for policy dialogue and technical cooperation on economic and sectoral issues, such as transport.
Within the Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE also sets out norms, standards and develops conventions regarding transport and its various components to facilitate regional cooperation and integration, promote better cohesion among countries as well as a an advantageous integration into the world economy.
The main capacity building activities in transport, within the UNECE region, are focused on:
- Providing advisory services, strategic guidance and administrative support for technical cooperation projects designed to develop coherent pan-European transport networks, corridors and areas, and Euro-Asian transport links
- Strengthening national legal and regulatory frameworks on road safety
- Capacity-building projects, workshops, seminars and training courses aimed at assisting countries in acceding to and implementing UNECE legal instruments, norms and standards, transferring of know-how and sharing best practices, as well as implementing global commitments in transport
- Providing support to transport initiatives and projects carried out by sub-regional groupings in particular, in the framework of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation,the Central European Initiative,etc.
For these purposes, UNECE also works in close cooperation with the other four regional commissions of the United Nations, namely the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA).