Information published on 30 April 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 397 - Asia-Pacific.

Video message by Mr Dong-Woo Ha Director, Transport Division UNESCAP, Bangkok

As a non-governmental organisation with consultative status, UIC has been in partnership with UNESCAP since 2000. This cooperation agreement between our two organisations aims to develop railway transport in the Asia-Pacific region from Turkey to Australia by developing the Euro-Asian corridors and by maximising the available expertise resources. This agreement, which coordinates long-term strategies in line with the economic and sustainable interests of common members, and the development and promotion of technical standards, intends to facilitate cross-border movements of goods and people, to improve rail’s competitiveness, tariffs, safety, the development of human resources and technology transfer, etc.