To drive home the role logistics plays in sustainable development, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has written an open letter to the United Nations to ensure supply chain issues are taken into account in policy decisions.
The letter, addressed to the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development, is meant to put logistics into the conversation during the UN’s current session in New York City.
The letter points out that logistics is an important driver of growth and that it impacts international trade. In the document, FIATA also maintains that “consistent global policy on sustainable logistics connectivity can significantly
transform emerging economies and their future trading patterns.”
The agency has called for the UN to only make “collective and globally accepted regulations” concerning the industry.
“International trade is one of the main factors in global development and an effective enabler of growth, peace and welfare for all countries,” FIATA’s Babar Badat said in a statement. “The role of logistics in facilitating trade is of such crucial importance that adopting appropriate policy to sustain logistics connectivity can assist many developing nations without detracting from those which are already more advanced. It is a typical win-win opportunity that governments should embrace without hesitation. It is paramount that this objective is included in the UN Sustainable Development policy in the coming years.”