2017 High Level Political Forum: Limited Focus on the Contribution of Transport toward Realizing the SDGs

Sustainable transport services and infrastructure are essential to achieving most, if not all, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although sustainable transport is not represented by a standalone SDG in the 2030 Agenda, it is mainstreamed in a direct or indirect manner into several SDGs, especially those related to poverty alleviation; food security; access to health services, clean water, education, and employment; gender equality; energy; infrastructure; cities and human settlements; and climate change.

Key Elements SLoCaT Results Framework on Sustainable Transport Reflected in OWG co-Chairs' Proposals on post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

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.