IRU highlighted initiatives from its Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport (GPST) at a special event organised with the Turkmenistan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in parallel to the UN High Level Political Forum this week.
Over 60 participants from UN country Missions, the UN Secretariat and international organisations discussed issues related to the role of transport in the Global Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. These included the status of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Forecast and Outlook Report, the need for continuous facilitation in developing global supply chains and implementation of GPST projects and initiatives.
H.E. Mrs Aksoltan Ataeva, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, discussed the upcoming 1st UN Transport Conference in Ashgabat from 26-27 November, as well as the Transport Business Summit to be organised by the GPST with support from the UN and international organisations.
H.E. Mr Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Nations, highlighted the role of transport and transit corridors in the economic development of Tajikistan with a special focus on the importance of innovative approaches to financing transport infrastructure.
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Igor Runov, IRU Under Secretary General and Head of the Permanent Delegation to the UN; H.E. Mrs Aksoltan Ataeva, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations; Ms Donna Chung, UN Global Compact, Head Industry Engagement & Special Project; Mr Reza Salamat, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) Editor-in-Chief of Natural Resources Forum (NRF) SIDS, Oceans and Climate Branch.