The UN General Assembly
proclaimed the Transport and Communications Decade for
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.
adopted by the General Assembly on
The evaluation report on the Decade, issued in 1997 by UNESCAP.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics