Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific

 

Thailand - stamp Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific 1989The UN General Assembly proclaimed the Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific 1985-1994 in its resolution of 18 December 1985.

 

The aims of the Decade as spelt out by the General Assembly were as follows:

 

        Raising the transport and communications infrastructural facilities of developing member countries to a level commensurate with their development objectives and priorities, giving particular attention to the special needs of the least developed, land-locked and island developing countries of the region;

 

        Identifying systematically and in a comprehensive manner the problems of transport and communications in the region and working out feasible solutions;

 

        Promoting a more effective and efficient transport and communications network comprising all modes and means in an integrated way, in particular for development of intra-regional and inter-regional transport and communications linkages, as well as in the fields of maintenance and coordination of networks, tariff setting and physical planning;

 

        Encouraging effective coordination and cooperation in the field of transport and communications in the region.

 

 

Links

 

The resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 1984.

The evaluation report on the Decade, issued in 1997 by UNESCAP.

 

 

Stamp catalogue

 

Bangladesh 24 October 1987

Solomon Islands 16 November 1987

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 20 March 1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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