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Policy Segment

Intermodality: The key to sustainable transport and mobility

20 February 2018, 11.00 - 18.00, Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Speakers
Opening of ITC and launch of the road safety policy-making tool SafeFITS

11.00–11.30

Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
Yuwei Li, Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE
Umberto De Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union - IRU
Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety
High Level Policy segment
Moderator: Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum
Presentation

Session I:Intermodality leads to sustainability

11.30–13.00

Keynote Speaker: Peter Gašperšič, Minister of Infrastructure of Slovenia
Keynote Speaker: Maria Magdalena Grigore, Vice-Minister of Transport of Romania
Speech
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, EU Commission

Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety

Speech

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux , Director General, UIC
Speech
Presentation

Nancy Vandycke , Coordinator, Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All), World Bank
Presentation

 
Scheduled Interventions and Discussions:
  • Ambassador Elisabeth Laurin, Permanent Representative of France 
  • Ambassador Ulrich Seidenberger, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany 
  • Sergey Andreev, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation (PDF)
  • Ermelinda Meksi, Deputy Co-ordinator, OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities 
  • Tadeusz Szozda, Chairman of OSJD Committee 
  • François Davenne, Secretary General, OTIF

Break

13.00–15.00

Turkmen side event* on Intermodal Connectivity and the Role of Historical Transport Routes: the Great Silk Road
Light lunch and refreshments will be provided

13.15–14.45

Session II:Intermodal freight transport and connectivity

15.00–16.10

Keynote Speaker: Abdalla Mohamed Obaid Balhaif Alnuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development of the United Arab Emirates
Presentation

Keynote Speaker: Jumageldi Garayev, Deputy Minister of Motor Transport of Turkmenistan
Speech

Sandagdorj Erdenebileg, Chief, United Nations Office for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS
Presentation

Umberto De Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union - IRU
Presentation

Ralf-Charley Schultze , Chairman, International Union for Road/Rail Combined Transport-UIRR
Presentation

 
Scheduled Interventions and Discussion:
  • Andriy Galushchak, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine 
  • Mamadou Ibrahima LO, Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Opening up of the Republic of Senegal 
  • Eric Bouwmeester, Deputy Head International Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands (PDF, speech)
  • Michael Christides, Secretary General, Organization of the Black Sea Cooperation 
  • Erik Evtimov, Deputy Secretary General, International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) 
  • Òscar Oliver, CETMO

Break

16.10–16.40

Session III:Intermodal passenger mobility

16.40-17.50

Keynote Speaker: Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport of Thailand
Speech
Keynote speaker: Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport of Ghana 

Gery Balmer, Vice-director and Head of Policy Division in the Federal Office of Transport of Switzerland
Presentation

Dionisio González, Director, International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS
Presentation
Henry Gourdji, Head, Strategic Planning, Coordination and Partnerships Office, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Presentation
 
Scheduled Interventions and Discussion:
  • Ali Hammoud, Minister of Transport of Syria 
  • Viktor Zhukov, Deputy Chairman of OSJD Committee 
  • Bronwen Thornton, Development Director, WALK21

Moderator’s conclusions

17.50–18.00

 

*on the occasion of the UN General Assembly Resolution "Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" adopted on 20 December 2017