The Strategy pronounces the ITC’s Vision as a UN platform for inland transport to help efficiently address global and regional needs in inland transport. The platform provides a comprehensive regulatory framework for inland transport, comparable to the role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
It sets the mission for ITC to contribute to sustainable inland transport and mobility for achieving the sustainable development goals in the UNECE and UN Member States through policy dialogue, harmonizing regulatory frameworks, as appropriate, promoting new technologies, assisting in enhancing connectivity and supporting the implementation of legal instruments.
The Strategy provides strategic objectives, list of priorities and an action plan including on resource mobilization and partnership. It organises the work on inland transport around four pillars:
- Development of regional and global inland transport conventions
- Support to new technologies and innovations
- Support to regional, interregional and global inland transport policy dialogues
- Promotion of sustainable regional and interregional inland transport connectivity and mobility.
The Strategy also stipulates road safety as the special priority.
With the decision to adopt the Strategy, ITC requested its subsidiary bodies (technical working parties and groups of experts) to work towards the implementation of the Strategy. It requested closer collaboration with UNECE sister Regional Commissions, specialized agencies, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and other relevant organizations and institutions. It also called for demand-driven synergies and collaboration within UNECE with other subprogrammes, as appropriate.