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Global Sustainable Transport Conference

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
26 - 27 November, 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transportŚroad, rail, aviation and maritimeŚwill be addressed 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, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability. The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.

The Conference will feature opening and closing ceremonies, morning plenary sessions with statements of commitment and ambition, followed by parallel thematic roundtables on various sustainable transport-related topics. NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.

Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September ľ 15 November 2016. Registration is non-transferrable. If a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative.

Applicants must:
- represent an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC working in the transport field;
- be officially authorised to speak on behalf of their organization or institution;
- have expertise in the transport sector;
- be available to be in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 and 27 November;
- arrange for travel, visa, accommodation and all other related expenses.

IMPORTANT: Government representatives and intergovernmental organizations DO NOT use this registration form. Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.

The deadline for submitting applications for side events is 5 November 2016. For more information on the Conference and organising side events, please visit the Global Sustainable Transport Conference website.

Detailed Information
Date 26 - 27 November, 2016
Location Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Organizer Division for Sustainable Development [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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