Regional EST Training Course on Railways
26 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Theme: "Railways as the Low Carbon and Sustainable Transport Development Solutions in Achieving Safe, Inclusive, Efficient and Resilient Communities under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"



Co-Organizers

United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) / UN DESA
Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOEJ)
United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan
Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS)

Supporting Organizations
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the Government of Japan (MLIT)
Eco-Mo Foundation, Japan
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Perth, Australia



The Regional EST Training Course under the theme of Railways as the Low-Carbon and Sustainable Transport Development Solutions in Achieving Safe, Inclusive, Efficient and Resilient Communities under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was held at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan from 25 February-3 March 2018. The training course was organized by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of Division for Sustainable Development (DSD)/UN DESA in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the Government of Japan, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Australia, and the Eco-Mo Foundation, Japan. The training was attended by 54 participants from 17 countries- Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, P.R. China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The need-based training contributed to enhance the capacity of developing countries in making the railway transport system - both passengers and freight - safe, efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. As an integral part of the training course, two-day comprehensive technical field visits were designed to cover various design, operation and safety aspects of the subway and surface rail system, including high-speed railways.











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