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83rd ITC - Policy Segment

ITC 83rd Banner_Header_ITC High Level Segment

 

Just five years since the General Assembly adopted, in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals, the world has experienced a global emergency of a proportion never before seen in peacetime due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its epidemiological and socioeconomic impacts. In an effort to respond to the pandemic, the general theme of the high-level policy segment to be held during the eighty-third session of the Inland Transport Committee will be “Back to a sustainable future: achieving resilient connectivity for post-COVID-19 sustained recovery and economic growth”.

 

  

11 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. OPENING STATEMENTS, WELCOME SPEECHES AND OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF PUBLICATION

Schockaert

Mr. Kristof Schockaert

Chair, Inland Transport Committee

 

 

Olga_Algayerova

Ms. Olga Algayerova

Executive Secretary, UNECE (speech)

 

 

Jena Todt

Mr. Jean Todt

United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety (speech)

 

 

Yuwei Li

Mr. Yuwei Li

Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE (speech)

 
 

 

11.20 a.m. - 11.35 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEECH
Adina Valean

H.E. Ms. Adina-Ioana Vălean

European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport (speech)

 

 

11.35 a.m. - 12.20  PANEL I: LEVERAGING EXISTING INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS AS ENABLERS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: WHAT ROOM FOR ENHANCED INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS?
MODERATOR
Young_Tae_Kim
Mr. Young Tae Kim
Secretary-General, International Transport Forum (ITF)

 

 

 

SPEAKERS
van Nieuwenhuizen

H.E. Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (speech)

 

Kryklii

H.E. Mr. Vladislav Kryklii

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

 

 

Kaikiev

H.E. Mr. Emil Kaikiev

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission (speech)

 

 

Mikuriya

Dr. Kunio Mikuriya

Secretary General, World Customs Organization (speech)

 

 

Halkias

Mr. Bill Halkias

President, International Road Federation (IRF) (presentation)

 

 

Scheduled high-level interventions
  • Mr. Adrian Covăsnianu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Romania (speech)
  • Mr. Klaus Bonhoff, Director General, Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany
  • Ms. Guanyu Li, Deputy Director-General of Department of International Cooperation, People's Republic of China
  • Mr. Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD (speech)

 

12.20 - 1 p.m. PANEL II: “FIRST OR LAST RESPONSE” IN A GLOBAL EMERGENCY? INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT CONVENTIONS AS A CATALYST OF CONCERTED NATIONAL RESPONSES
MODERATOR
Els De Wit
Ms. Els De Wit
Chair, ITC Working Party on Transport Trends & Economics

 

 

 

SPEAKERS
Bausch

H.E. Mr. François Bausch

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Luxembourg (speech)

 

 

 

Zverev

Mr. Dmitry Zverev

State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation (speech)

 

 

Umberto De Pretto

Mr. Umberto De Pretto

Secretary General, Intern’l Road Transport Union (IRU) (presentation)

 

 

Davenne

Mr. François Davenne

Director-General, UIC (presentation)

 

 

Scheduled high-level interventions
  • Mr. Annadurdy Kosayev, Deputy Minister, Turkmen Sea and River Transport Agency, Turkmenistan (speech)
  • Mr. Marcelo Sampaio Cunha Filho, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure of Brazil (speech)
  • Ms. Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis (speech)
  • Mr. Michael Christides, Secretary General, BSEC
  • Mr. Asset Assavbayev, Secretary General, TRACECA (speech)
  • Ms. Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General, European Barge Union (EBU) (presentation

 

1 p.m. ENDORSEMENT OF THE MINISTERIAL RESOLUTION ON “ENHANCING RESILIENT INLAND TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: AN URGENT CALL FOR CONCERTED ACTION”

 

Ministerial Resolution

At the end of the high-level policy segment, ministers and other heads of delegations of contracting parties to the United Nations conventions under the purview of the ITC will be invited to express their support for a Ministerial Resolution entitled “Enhancing resilient inland transport connectivity in emergency situations: an urgent call for concerted action”. Signatories to the resolution will take stock of the global emergency under way, recognize the unique strengths of the Committee and articulate an urgent call for the contracting parties to take concerted action in the face of international emergencies, in terms relevant to the Committee’s mandates.