The eighth meeting of the Working Group on the Trans-Asian Railway Network, will be convened in accordance with article 6, paragraph 2, of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Trans-Asian Railway Network at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online on 14 and 15 September 2023.
The Working Group will consider the implementation of the Agreement and any amendments proposed by the Parties. In line with the Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2022–2026), the eight meeting will also serve to advance discussions on progress towards efficient and resilient transport and logistics networks and mobility for economic growth; environmentally sustainable transport systems and services; and safe and inclusive transport and mobility.
At its eighth meeting, the Working Group will consider the status of implementation of the Agreement and any amendments proposed by the parties. It will also consider the adoption of a strategy on accelerating rail digital transformation in the Asia-Pacific region as mandated by the Working Group at its seventh meeting and reaffirmed by the Committee on Transport at its seventh session, held in November 2022. In addition, a policy segment on enhancing regional cooperation for more sustainable railway transport in Asia and the Pacific will be held on 15 September 2023, in conjunction with the eighth meeting.
Relevant documents and details on the modalities for participation will be made available on this website in the due course.