The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is seeking comments on the draft discussion paper: Financing Rural Transport Services in Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities. The discussion paper is developed with support of the UK Aid-funded African and Asian Community Access Programmes (AFCAP-ASCAP).
Shanghai-March 24, 2015
The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport is posting the following interim assessment of the zero draft of the Addis Ababa Accord, with a more formal response to follow after further consultation with SLoCaT Partnership members.
Shanghai, 20 March 2015
As part of the development of a new global sustainable development agenda, the co-chairs of an UN Open Working Group (OWG) published on 21 February an initial list of 19 Focus Areas that will be discussed by the OWG in 5 negotiating sessions up to the summer before the OWG will report to the UN General Assembly in September of 2014. Transport is not a focus area in its own right but is mentioned in several of the Focus Areas.
One billion people in the world live with disability. On 19-20 July, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) organized the “DESA Forum: Dialogue on the post-2015 Development Framework and Disability” at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Forum brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss a way forward for inclusion of disability in the development agenda and frameworks.
Many of the proposals for post-2015 goals and targets appear ambitious, but what would it take to achieve them? This ODI paper assesses what is needed to achieve goals for universal and sustainable access to infrastructure, specifically water, energy and transport.
BERLIN, GERMANY (20 June, 2013)—The implementation of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, one year ago today, is well on track concluded the report “Creating Universal Access to Safe, Clean and Affordable Transport”, presented today at the Berlin High Level Dialogue on Implementing Rio+20 Decisions on Sustainable Cities and Transport.
The overarching vision of the outcome document of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) on the post-2015 development framework reads: “Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty
St. Petersburg, Russia- 7 May 2013
The Commission for Global Road Safety marked the start of United Nations Global Road Safety Week by launching the Make Roads Safe Report at the High Level Policy Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Federation has been playing a leading role in advancing global action on road safety and was instrumental in the adoption of United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.