UNESCAP, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, has been actively engaging in sustainable transport connectivity in the Asia Pacific region and as such represents a privileged partner of FIATA.
The commission not only supports the development of infrastructure in the region (it addresses non-physical barriers to cross-border and transit transport), but also assists countries in developing transport logistics policies and in enhancing the quality of transport through improving the skills of logistics service providers and transport professionals.
This area of activity offers promising avenues for collaboration between FIATA and UNESCAP, particularly in the field of training and education. FIATA Association Members’ expertise in training and in train-the-trainer programmes are essential tools that can be used for that purpose.
FIATA will continue to exchange knowledge with UNESCAP by participating in meetings as an observer and exchanging information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. UNESCAP, similarly to the World Trade Organization, will share the inputs and contributions produced by FIATA on that topic on its dedicated web page.