Asia-Pacific Railway Cooperation Group (APRCG)

Groupe de coopération ferroviaire pour l'Asie et le Pacifique

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History

July 1983, Bangkok (Thailand), by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), under the terms of 'Bangkok Declaration of the Meeting of Ministries Responsible for Railways', adopted during the Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Railways in the ESCAP Region, 28 Feb - 2 Mar 1983. The functions of APRCG have been taken over by the Intergovernmental Railway Group Meeting of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, as endorsed by the Commission at its 47th session, Apr 1991.

Aims

Promote, wherever possible, standardization in various fields of railway transport; develop uniform railway statistics and information system, dissemination of relevant information and statistics among the member railway administrations and assist them in evolving performance indicators; promote cooperation in the field of railway research; promote joint ventures in various fields; promote and facilitate intraregional and interregional railway transport; promote coordination among different modes of transport; foster interregional cooperation in the field of railway transport in collaboration with the other United Nations regional commissions.

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Activities

Subgroups (5) established to undertake specific technical functions: Subgroup 1 'Statistics and Information Systems': Development of uniform railway statistics and information systems, dissemination of relevant information and statistics among member railway administrations and assistance to them in evolving performance indicators; Subgroup 2 'International Rail Traffic': Promotion and facilitation of intraregional and interregional railway transport, and promotion of coordination among different modes of transport; Subgroup 3 'Research': Promotion and cooperation in the field of railways research; Subgroup 4 'Standardization': Promotion, wherever possible, of standardization in various fields of railway transport; Subgroup 5 'Urban Rail Transport': Development of urban rail transport.

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Members

Members in 17 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
    • Railways
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E8083

Last News Received

7. Jun 1991
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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