High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries

Santa Cruz, Bolivia
13 - 14 October, 2016

The High-level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of LLDCs will review the progress made by LLDCs, as well as challenges in the development and maintenance of efficient, reliable and sustainable transport systems, and the linkages between the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the area of transport. It will identify new strategies, cooperation initiatives and policy recommendations on how to develop and further improve transit transport systems for the benefit of the LLDCs, strengthen cooperation, enhance mobilization of financing for infrastructure development and maintenance and promote sustainable transport in the LLDCs. The recommendations of the meeting are expected to contribute the perspectives of the LLDCs into the first global sustainable transport conference to be held from 26-27 November 2016 in Turkmenistan.

The High-level Meeting is jointly organized by the Government of Bolivia, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).

The meeting will be attended by the Ministers of Transport of LLDCs. Ministers of transport of transit developing countries and selected development partners, as well as representatives of the UN system, other international, regional and sub-regional organizations and financial institutions, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders will also be invited to participate at senior official level.

Pre-registration is required and is open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 20 September - 5 October 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.

NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.

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 Santa Cruz, Bolivia on 13 and 14 October;
- 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.
More information about the event, including a Concept Note and Preliminary Programme, can be found on the following website: http://unohrlls.org/event/high-level-meeting-sustainable-transport-landlocked-developing-countries

Detailed Information
Date 13 - 14 October, 2016
Location Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Organizer Division for Sustainable Development Goals [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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