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.