Recognizing the fundamental role of sustainable transport in achieving the future we want, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will convene a global sustainable transport conference, on 26 and 27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
In its resolution 70/197 titled “Towards comprehensive cooperation among all modes of transport for promoting sustainable multimodal transit corridors”, the General Assembly welcomed the initiative of the Secretary-General to convene a global sustainable transport conference.
The Conference will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transport—road, rail, aviation and maritime—will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, while looking at the same time how to find a new paradigm for transport sustainability. The program of work will reflect the diversity and complexity of the transport sector and will provide a platform for forging partnerships and initiatives to advance sustainable transport objectives.
Information on participation, provisional agenda and programme of work, side events, accreditation, travel, visa, accommodation, etc. will be made available in due course.
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