In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and growing public health concerns, the second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference, which was scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 May 2020 in Beijing, China, has been postponed after consulting with the host country. The UN will further consult with the host country to identify a new date, subject to the development of the pandemic.
Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held in 2021 (new dates to be identified) in Beijing, China. It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport objectives. It will follow up on the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference, held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and is expected to indicate a way forward for sustainable transport to help achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development
Olof Persson, former Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group, outlines key challenges and possible solutions regarding sustainable transport. Mr Persson was Co-Chair of the former UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport.
- 20 January 2020 - UN DESA leads preparations for major 2020 conferences on sustainable transport and the ocean
- 3 October 2019 - Concept Note
- 3 October 2019 - Provisional Programme
- 29 January 2018 - The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 72/212 on "Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals", inviting the UN Secretary-General to consider convening another Global Sustainable Transport Conference