On December 20, 2017, at the 74th meeting of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the resolution "Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development goals" submitted by Turkmenistan was unanimously adopted. The co-authors of the resolution were 74 states.
The resolution also reaffirmed the commitment to enhancing the role of sustainable transport and mobility in creating jobs, promoting mobility and improving the efficiency of logistics chains in terms of ensuring access of individuals and communities to work, schools and health services, and the organization of the supply to the rural and urban areas with goods and services, so that everyone had equal opportunity, and nobody was forgotten.
Additionally, the resolution encourages efforts to promote regional and interregional economic integration and cooperation, including through improved planning of transport infrastructure and increased mobility, strengthening transport links and facilitate trade and investment.
The resolution also contained recommendations to States to maximize synergies in the planning and development of transport corridors and infrastructure through the relevant international standards and actions aimed at the harmonization of rules and technical standards.
The adoption of the resolution is the next important step in the implementation of the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan, expressed at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2011, regarding the coordination of UN activities in the field of transport and the development of the UN Special Interregional Transport Development Program.