Item 11 of the provisional agenda
List of publications for the period 2014–2015
List of publications for the biennium 2014–2015 for the Transport Subprogramme
Note by the secretariat
1. The work of the Transport Subprogramme is based on three pillars: regulatory work and policy dialogue, technical assistance and analytical work. These pillars represent the core of our activities. The Transport Subprogramme publication programme specifically exemplifies our innovative analytical work, although our publications, ultimately, impact all three pillars and are closely linked to the regulatory, norm and standard setting activities.
2. The number of publications produced by the Transport Subprogramme has been on a consistent, upward trajectory over the last biennium. The quality of these publications demonstrates the Subprogramme’s ability to be an analytical leader in the field of inland transport.
3. The following Annexes represent the full scope of what is in the pipeline. All analytical activities are either in support of accession to, or the implementation of, the fifty-seven legal instruments administered by the Subprogramme, or are essential for the performance of high quality technical assistance and capacity building. To ensure that the results of these analytical activities are broadly used by governments and other stakeholders, the publication of all reports and studies would be beneficial. However, for the next biennium of 2014–2015, the Transport Subprogramme has been given a quota of fifteen publications, out of which, at least, five must be in electronic format only. Annex I contains this list of publications. Annex II contains some recurrent electronic publications, together with a list of reports and studies which are expected to be ready in the next biennium, but whose publication may need to be delayed until the following biennium, unless extra-budgetary funding becomes available.
4. The Committee is requested to consider, endorse and support the list of publications in Annexes I and II, under the understanding that the publications in Annex II will not likely be published in the biennium 2014–2015, unless there is a need for replacement of a delayed publication from Annex I, or in case extra-budgetary funding becomes available.