Ministers of Transport and high-level officials from across the globe came to the Transport Week of the 81st plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), to debate on cutting-edge issues, including automation and digitalization in transport, and participate in the discussion of a comprehensive strategy to guide the future of inland transport into a safer, more sustainable future in line with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Inland Transport Committee reached consensus and adopted its 2030 Strategy today. This new strategy is meant to create a worldwide framework for inland transport that is safe, sustainable, accessible, and a benefit to all societies. The ITC has more than 70 years of experience in creating safer, more comprehensive and accessible mobility. It is already the platform for UN Conventions and legal instruments that provide regional and global standards for everything from road safety to cross-border transport facilitation and is already where governments and policy makers come to discuss and negotiate common transport standards. The ITC has a proven track record of making inland transport more beneficial to the societies of its Contracting Parties. Therefore, one of the key aspects of this strategy is to fully engage the Contracting Parties so that it may benefit more countries and more people then ever before.