United Nations backs the Muscat Compact

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United Nations backs the Muscat Compact

3 Dec 2018 Geneva

UNECE Executive Secretary, Olga Algayerova, signs the Muscat Compact – a roadmap for the future of road transport, mobility, trade and logistics. Today’s signing is a strong endorsement of this ambitious public-private endeavour to take control of the future of transport, by using innovation to overcome current challenges and uncertainty.

The Muscat Compact focuses on four key elements: talent, trade, environment and innovation.  It spurs collective action and guides public-private collaboration at a local, national, regional and global level. UNECE’s backing continues a longstanding public-private partnership with IRU, established with the TIR system.  

The Compact was discussed during the recent IRU World Congress in Oman, when business leaders engaged in a dialogue with ministers to examine how governments can work better with transport operators in supporting trade facilitation, building human capital, decarbonising, digitalising and facilitating intermodal efficiency.

Delegations from 75 countries came together to plan a course of action to achieve industry objectives and global goals, notably as set out in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

United Nations backs the Muscat Compact