Tuesday 28 February 2017

UIC participates in the 70th anniversary of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee (Geneva, 21 February 2017)

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On the occasion of the ITC, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC was invited to participate in the 70th Anniversary of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee, in the presence of ministers and organisations such as OTIF, ITF, IRU, OSJD, CAREC, etc.

The conference, held for four days in Geneva (20 – 24 February 2017), gave participants the opportunity to share their vision of the importance of the evolution in transport, and underline the connection between interoperability, mobility, ecology, sustainable development, intercontinental connectivity.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux reiterated the commitments of the railway community through UIC in terms of energy savings. He also highlighted the role of railways on the evolution of transport, on economic and ecologic aspects during a ministerial lunch.

He particularly focused on the need to develop a common approach thanks to synergy, complementary and integration, by recalling the motto of UIC’s action: Share, Open, Connect.

The committee encouraged the governments to underline their support concerning the convention signed during the day to facilitate mobility in a safe and ecological way.

The international cooperation was also underlined to support the development of corridors.


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