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The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place on 26 and 27 November in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

Mr. Jeant Todt, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety participated in many sessions of the conference, including addressing the plenary session of the conference, giving opening statement at the Business Forum, being the panel member of the UNECE side event "Implementation of UN Road Safety Conventions" and joining the thematic discussions "Global Vision Zero: reaching a new era in road safety" as panelist. 

The special Envoy has also taken the opportunity to have biliteral meetings with government officials to further the discussion of road safety in Turkmenistan. 

The Global Sustainable Transport Conference was convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as a implementatry action to the General Assembly resolution 70/197 of 22 December 2015. All modes of transport - road, rail, aviation and maritime were addressed at the conference 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.

To visit the official website of the conference, please click here.