The Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2022–2026) has identified maritime and interregional transport connectivity as one of its seven priority areas. Advances in this area are expected to contribute towards the Programme’s overarching objectives to progress towards efficient and resilient transport and logistics networks and mobility for economic growth, towards environmentally sustainable transport systems and services and towards safe and inclusive transport and mobility.
In this context and bearing in mind the prevailing travel restrictions in Asia and the Pacific in 2022, the matters of sustainable and resilient maritime connectivity and land transport connectivity between Europe and Asia will be discussed as two components of an overarching Regional Forum on Connecting to Global Supply Chains through Inter-Regional Land Corridors and Maritime Routes (22-23 June 2022). The results of these discussions will be reported to the Seventh Session of the Committee on Transport (25-27 November 2022) and pave the way towards the next editions of both Fora in support of the implementation of the Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2022–2026). An emphasis in both thematic segments shall be put on promoting more resilient and environmentally sustainable connectivity initiatives and best practices.