The Chair of the UNECE Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics (WP.5) organised a WebEx hosted an “Informal Multidisciplinary Advisory Group Meeting on Transport Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis” which took place on 9 June 2020.
This virtual meeting brought together representatives of ministries of transport, and health and customs officials from across the UNECE region (and beyond) to:
- Take stock of the challenges experienced by the inland transport sector in view of the current pandemic
- Discuss possible issues in scaling-up cross-border traffic; and
- Exchange views on possible recommendations to increase transport authorities` preparedness for and resilience to future outbreak
UIC presented the work of the Covid-19 Task Force. All can be found at: https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=54291&no_cache=1
The deliberations of this meeting will help develop a working document requested by the UNECE Inland Transport Committee at its 82nd session for discussion at the forthcoming WP.5 session (Geneva, 7 – 9 September 2020).
Delegates from the following UNECE Working Parties invited to participate and contribute: Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics (WP.5); Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics (WP.24) and Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport (WP.30). Participation from relevant partner organisations such as the WHO/Europe, UNCTAD, UN regional commissions and private sector transport and logistics associations was welcomed as well.