UN General Assembly’s Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved a draft resolution “strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” without a vote, and calls for the promotion of regional and interregional economic integration and cooperation on transport and transit facilitation.
In the resolution, the General Assembly commits to enhancing the role of sustainable transport and mobility in job creation, mobility facilitation and improvement of the efficiency of logistics chains in connecting people and communities to jobs, schools and health care and in the delivery of goods and services to rural and urban communities, thus providing all with equal opportunities and leaving no one behind.
It emphasizes the contribution of sustainable, low-carbon and energyefficient modes of transport to climate change mitigation and adaptation and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the importance of long-term strategies and multi-stakeholder partnerships in delivering such sustainable modes of transport. It calls for efforts to promote regional and interregional economic integration and cooperation, including by improving the planning of transportation infrastructure and mobility, enhancing connectivity and facilitating trade and investment.
The resolution encourages the organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, relevant international financing institutions, multilateral and bilateral donors and the private sector to further coordinate their efforts and to collaborate in mobilizing financial and technical assistance to countries for strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, it calls for convening another Global Sustainable Transport Conference to ensure the implementation of the objectives of the first Conference.
See full version of the resolution here.