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Global Sustainable Transport Conference - World Bank Participation
November 26-27, 2016Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

As part of the United Nations' first Global Sustainable Transport Conference (Ashgabat, Nov 26-27), the World Bank and DfID will co-host a workshop to consult on a draft Global Tracking Framework on Sustainable Transport.

The United Nations is convening the first Global Conference on Sustainable Transport on 26 and 27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Global Sustainable Transport Conference will bring together key stakeholders from governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport and its multiple roles in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The workshop will focus on a new Global Tracking Framework consisting of a set of goals, indicators, and data which aims to help governments track their progress toward sustainable transport. This proposal is in line with the recommendations of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport which recently launched a report entitled Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development, which recommends establishing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for sustainable transport based on sound and reliable data and statistics.

The workshop is part of a broader initiative, supported by the World Bank, called Sustainable Mobility for All, which aims to create:

  • A coalition of transport actors;
  • A global vision for transport;
  • A roadmap to build safe, accessible, efficient and green transport systems for all.

Saturday, November 26, 5:00-6:30pm

5:00-5:10pm | Welcome and opening remarks

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President of the 2030 Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan

5:10-5:25pm | The path travelled so far

Nancy Vandycke, Economic Advisor, Transport & ICT Global Practice, World Bank Group

5:25-6:20pm | Discussion of vision and Global Tracking Framework (GTF) zero draftd

Nancy Vandycke, Economic Advisor, Transport & ICT Global Practice, World Bank Group

  • Summary of comments received to date (online or via email)
  • Seek additional feedback

6:20-6:30pm | Next steps

Liz Jones, Senior Transport Adviser, DFID

This workshop will be co-hosted by the World Bank Group and the UK Department for International Development (DfID); and co-sponsored by the Secretariat of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport (GPST), Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), UN-DESA and the MDB Working Group on Sustainable Transport.

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