The integration of the economies in the Asian and Pacific region into the global market and supply chains continues to yield region’s economic growth. Such growth is dependent on transport connectivity to allow more efficient and greater trade flow. While the efforts to enhance distribution networks by improving the availability and quality of infrastructure and its operational capacities are evidently necessary, the international community has launched a number of global programmes and initiatives which are influencing the scope and implementation of transport-related activities. Most notable among these initiatives was the adoption by the General Assembly in September 2015 of Resolution 70/1 entitled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which contains the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals:
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