Committee on Transport, Fifth Session

19-21 November 2018, Bangkok

The Fifth Session of the ESCAP Committee on Transport will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 19 to 21 November 2018.

The Committee will emphasize the significant contribution that sustainable transport can make to society in its effort to attain the targets set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and focus on aspects of regional transport policies and initiatives to move towards sustainable forms of transport.

It will also provide countries in Asia and the Pacific with a forum to exchange views and discuss matters of strategic importance to meet major requirements in the transport sector.

What: ESCAP Committee on Transport, Fifth Session
  • H.E. Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport of the Royal Thai Government
  • H.E. Police Colonel-General Alexander Gorovoy, First Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation
  • Mr. Mergen Rentsendorj, Acting State Secretary, Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Mongolia
  • Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General of International Road Transport Union
  • Mr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary General of International Transport Forum
  • Mr. Vladimir Potapenko, Deputy Secretary-General of SCO
Where: UN Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
When: 19-21 November 2018

Media Highlights:

19 November 2018
09:00 – 10:30
Opening of the session
20 November 2018
Side event on Road Safety, co-organized by the Embassy of Belgium
21 November 2018
Workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility in ASEAN Cities, co-organized by International Transport Forum and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan

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