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UNECE NEXUS: Sustainable Mobility and Smart Connectivity


The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious and comprehensive framework that opens new perspectives for policymaking and international cooperation. Its integrated character highlights the linkages and complementarities that exist between different goals and targets.

UNECE is supporting countries to address these key sustainable development challenges through an integrated, multisectoral approach leveraging UNECE norms, standards and conventions, and by building capacities and providing policy assistance. At the crossroads of all UNECE programmes and expertise, four high-impact “nexus” areas have been identified where multiple SDGs converge:

  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Sustainable and smart cities for all ages
  • Sustainable mobility and smart connectivity
  • Measuring and monitoring progress towards the SDGs.

The “Sustainable mobility and smart connectivity” publication reviews the challenges affecting mobility and connectivity within the ECE region. It highlights the vital importance that mobility and connectivity play in the operation of an economy and in moving goods and people within and across borders showing that the digitalization of many of these processes are key to improving efficiency and effectiveness. Addressing the challenges in these two areas is fundamental in assisting Member States in achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda. Each country has actions to pursue in relation to meeting these challenges and this publication highlights which are the main ones.