World Conference on Transport Research Society

Links and Partner Organisations

Upcoming Events

14th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society on Transportation Studies (EASTS)

‘Quality Transport Towards Peace and Sustainability in Asia: Beyond the New Normal’

The WCTRS has a number of ‘Partnership’ arrangements that cover relationships and engagement with other similar bodies. The following list shows our current POMs (Partner Organisational Members).

Partner Organisational Members

CODATU (Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world) was born from the International Conference on Urban Transport, organized in Dakar in 1980. It is an association with international vocation whose objective is to promote the activities and scientific exchanges, technical, economic and social aspects concerning urban and peri-urban transport; it is based on experience sharing between the developed and developing countries.

CODATU website

EASTS was founded in November 1994 as a result of the meeting among the transport experts coming from 13 countries/regions in eastern Asia.  The significant meeting of experts happened in Kawana in Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.

This is an umbrella organization of transportation science societies with the primary objectives of fostering and supporting excellence in transportation research and practice and to stimulate professional interchange in all aspects and modes of transportation.

EASTS website

United Nations for Regional Development (UNCRD) was established as a response to Resolution 1582L of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, adopted in 1971, to promote regional development.

“Regional development is a potential instrument for the integration and promotion of social and economic development efforts” especially in developing countries. UNCRD now belongs to the Division of Sustainable Development (DSDG)/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and supports developing countries on sustainable development in the three dimensions: economic, social and environmental. UNCRD pursues development-related activities, such as training, research, and knowledge management, so that each government could incorporate the global development goals and associated targets into national planning processes, policies and strategies. Since its establishment in Nagoya City JAPAN in 1971, UNCRD has continually reviewed and formulated its activities so as to properly deal with the diversified complex development issues.

UNCRD website