High-level Meeting on Sustainable Transport

17 April 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Europe/Berlin)
Location: General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, New York & online

The high-level meeting will highlight sustainable and effective solutions to improve the balance between economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable transport, to take full advantage of sustainable transport in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Language(s): English

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The high-level meeting will consist of an opening, a ministerial segment, an interactive multi-stakeholder panel, and a closing segment. The meeting will be open to Member States and Observers, the United Nations system, ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders.  

Multi-stakeholder Panel: Enhancing intermodal transport connectivity and developing socially inclusive and environmentally friendly transportation. 

The panel will discuss intermodal transport policy-design and best-practice to improve passenger journeys and freight movements. The speakers will address how transport infrastructure and services can be made more broadly available, accessible, inclusive and safe, in an environmental manner. It will also discuss the role of international cooperation in promoting sustainable transport systems among countries. Guiding questions: 

  • How can efficient multimodal and intermodal transport solutions be used to improve passenger journeys and freight movements? Where do opportunities lie in boosting modal shift to more efficient, sustainable, and green solutions?   
  • What can be done to ensure that transport infrastructure and services are beneficial to all, including older persons, persons with disabilities, women, and rural communities? 
  • How can sustainable transport policies be integrated into climate change mitigation and adaptation actions? What new innovations and emerging technological solutions can help achieve socially inclusive and environmentally friendly sustainable transport? 
  • What is the role of local, regional, and national governments in enhancing sustainable transport, and how can they be empowered to act as agents of change?  
  • How can international cooperation be harnessed to develop transport and transit corridors? What role can the United Nations and stakeholders, including the private sector, play to support the development of sustainable transport opportunities?