On 16th May 2023, the United Nations General Assembly, the main policy-making body of the UN, declared 26 November World Sustainable Transport Day and asked the President of the General Assembly to convene a high-level event to promote sustainable transport cooperation towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Political declaration of the high-level meeting on improving global road safety.
Led by Turkmenistan, co-sponsored by 66 other countries, the resolution was adopted on 16 May 2023. Find it in the six UN official languages here.
World Sustainable Transport Day on 26 November to:
Enhance intermodal transport connectivity
Promote environmentally friendly transport
Develop socially inclusive transport infrastructure and other transport sustainability aspects
Marking a milestone in SLOCAT’s sustained efforts to bring the voice of the sustainable, low carbon transport movement into intergovernmental processes, the United Nations noted the importance of continued cooperation and coordination between the UN and existing partnerships including SLOCAT.