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Transport and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Inland Transport Committee, supported by the Sustainable Transport Division of UNECE, carries out a number of activities which have a direct impact on the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This page is a window on the main activities, publications and information in relation to this work with more information available directly within the activities of the single Working Parties and Groups of Experts, for example through the activities in relation to the Transport of Dangerous Goods (through ECOSOC), Climate change and sustainable transport and THE PEP.

The linkages between the Sustainable Transport Division activities and the Sustainable Development Goals

See also the presentation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Transport Conventions.

Publication on "Transport for Sustainable Development - The case of Inland Transport"

This publication examines issues, progress and challenges in global efforts to achieve the transition to sustainable mobility of freight and people using inland modes of transport, i.e. road, railways, inland waterways and intermodal transport. It is the result of the cooperation among the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations and key global stakeholders, particularly, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the International Union of Railways (UIC), led by UNECE.

SDG capacity building in transport:
A number of workshops have been planned across the region as part of the efforts of the Sustainable Transport Division to improve the capacity of member States in understanding the impact of, and monitoring, the Sustainable Development Goals. Information on these workshops is available below.
Transport and Trade-related SDGs

Workshop How to achieve Transport and Trade-related SDGs

Podgorica, Montenegro, 11-12 October 2017

PDF Background Paper
PDF Draft agenda
PDF Recommendations from the UNECE Workshop on Achieving the Transport- and Trade-related SDGs

Session I

PDF Transport Sustainable Development Goals (F.­­­­ McCluney, UNDP Montenegro)
PDF How to Achieve Transport- and Trade- related Sustainable Development Goals (F. Dionori, UNECE)
PDF Principles of Trade and Sustainable Development (M. Apostolov, UNECE) 
PDF National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030 (M. Mijuskovic, Montenegro)

Session II 

PDF UNECE Role in Road Traffic Safety (N. Nikolic, UNECE)
PDF Road safety statistics (O. Ledenčan, Montenegro)
PDF Relevant UNECE Work on Resilient Infrastructure - SDG 9 (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF UNECE Work on Sustainable Cities - SDG 11 (A. Blackburn, UNECE)

Session III

PDF Reliable road safety statistics – Monitoring SDG 3 (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF UNECE Data Collection and the Transport Statistics Glossary (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF UNECE Road Transport Statistics within the SDGs (A. Blackburn, UNECE)

Country Experiences:

PDF Greek Road Safety Statistics – Best Practices
PDF Road safety in Montenegro Challenges and opportunities
PDF Road Safety in Republic of Moldova
PDF Road safety management in Montenegro
PDF Road transport statistics - Albanian Institute of Statistics
PDF Road transport statistics - Experience of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Transport related SDGs

SPECA Workshop on Transport related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Astana, Kazakhstan, 2-3 November 2017

Draft Agenda   ENG   RUS
Conclusions     ENG   RUS

Session I

PDF  UNECE and the transport specific SDGs (F. Dionori, UNECE)
PDF  SDG and transport activities in Kazakhstan (M. Altangerel, UNDP Kazakhstan)
PDF  Regional Overview of Sustainable Urban Transport and Sustainable Urban Transport Index (B. Rakhmatov, ESCAP)
PDF  Initiative to monitor future transport development (M. Barreto, ITF)

Session II

PDF  SDGs monitoring – the role of International Financial Institutions (A. Karakulova, WB)
PDF  Monitoring the Implementation of SDGs: The Possible Role of CAREC (G. Sadykova, ADB)
PDF  Reliable road safety statistics – Monitoring SDG3 (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF  UNECE role in Road Safety (N. Nikolic, UNECE)
PDF  Road safety statistics and indicators (K. Lipovac, Serbia)
PDF  SDG 9: Relevant UNECE Work on Resilient Infrastructure (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF  SDG 11: UNECE Work on Sustainable Cities (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF  ITF Study on Urban Sustainable Transport (M. Barreto, ITF)

Session III

PDF  UNECE Road Transport Statistics within the SDGs (A. Blackburn, UNECE)
PDF  Road transport and road safety data collection (A. Zanimon, Belarus)
PDF  UNECE Data Collection and the Transport Statistics Glossary (A. Blackburn, UNECE)  


Country Experiences:
Azerbaijan pdf
Kazakhstan  pdf
Kyrgyzstan pdf
Tajikistan pdf
Develop Resilient Infrastructure

Workshop How to Develop Resilient Infrastructure (Global SDG 9)

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16-17 November 2017

PDF Background Paper
PDF Draft agenda

Session I

PDF UNECE and the transport specific SDGs (C. Hasswel, UNECE)
PDF Slovenia and the Agenda 2030 (A. Slomsek, Slovenia)
PDF Transport Statistics within the 2030 Development Agenda (A. Blackburn, UNECE)

Session II

PDF Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for International Transport Networks (N. Nikolic, UNECE)

Session III

PDF Climate and disaster resilient Transport Infrastructure (S. Vukanovic, World Bank)
PDF Development of Resilient Transport Networks in Western Balkans 6 (N. Hoxha, SEETO)

Country Experiences:
PDF Austria (T. Steiner) 
PDF Bosnia and Herzegovina (Z. Andric)
PDF Moldova (T. Buzovschi)
PDF Montenegro (M. Mijuskovic)
PDF Poland (A. Cybulska)
PDF Russia (G. Bessonov)
PDF Serbia (M. Jeremic)
PDF The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (D. Miceski, V. Jovcevski Spirkoska)
PDF Turkey (M. Arman)