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Global Sustainable Transport Conference

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Recognizing the fundamental role of sustainable transport in fighting climate change and achieving the sustainable future we want, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will convene the first ever global conference on sustainable transport, on 26 and 27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. In 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 the Conference.The Conference will build on the intergovernmental discussions on sustainable transport. The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in 2012, stresses that transportation and mobility are central to sustainable development. It recognizes the need to promote an integrated approach to policymaking at the national, regional and local levels for transport services and systems to advance sustainable development.

Pre-registration is required and will be open for interested representatives of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the ECOSOC and the private sector from 19 September – 31 October 2016.

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC can register here Registration is non-transferable.

Representatives of the private sector can register by following this link: Registration is non-transferable.

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