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(ITC) Ministerial segment - Connecting countries and driving sustainable mobility

22 February 2022 10:00 - 18:00
Geneva Switzerland

10-11 a.m. Opening statements, official launch of 75th ITC Anniversary publication and keynote speech

Statements from:
  • H.E. Mr. Georges Gilkinet, Minister for Mobility of Belgium (Chairing country, Inland Transport Committee)
  • H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Chair, Economic Commission for Europe
  • H.E. Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, UNOG
  • H.E. Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
  • Mr. Yuwei Li, Director, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE
Keynote speech:
  • H.E. Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, former President of the Swiss Confederation and Head (Minister) of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication of Switzerland.

11–11.30 a.m Coffee break & launch of exhibition on the thematic of the side event on Automation, Connectivity and E-mobility

11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Panel I: ITC – The United Nations Platform to promote inland transport connectivity


Mr Umberto De Pretto, Secretary General, International Road Transport Union (IRU)

  • H.E. Mr. Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure of Poland
  • H.E. Mr. Juan Edghill, Minister of Public Infrastructure of the Republic of Guyana (tbc)
  • H.E. Mr. Chanthol Sun, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Khaltar Luvsan, Minister of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
  • H.E. Mr. Aliaksei Auramenka, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus
  • H.E. Mr. Temirbek Asanbekov, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
Scheduled high-level interventions
  • H.E. Mr. Tomislav Momirović, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia
  • Mr. Dmitry Zverev, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
  • Mr. Oliver Luksic, Deputy Minister to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport / Parliamentary State Secretary, Germany
  • Ambassador Lazăr Comănescu, Secretary General Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  • Ms. Shamika Sirimanne, Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
  • Mr. Steve Phillips, Secretary General, Conference of European Directors of Roads
  • Mr. Mirosław Antonowicz, Chairman of OSJD Committee

1–3 p.m. Lunch break & Award ceremony - Global Road Safety Film Festival

3–4.15 p.m. Panel II: ITC – Achieving a decade of delivery for Road Safety

  • Mr. Young Tae Kim, Secretary General, ITF
  • Setting the Stage”: Mr. Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety
  • H.E. Mr Jernej Vrtovec, Minister of Infrastructure of Slovenia
  • H.E Baroness Vere of Norbiton, UK Minister for Roads, Department of Transport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • H.E Mr. Felix Tapiwa Mhona, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • H.E Ms. Dagmawit Moges, Minister of Transport and Logistics of Ethiopia
Scheduled high-level interventions
  • Mr. Seiji Takai, Director of International Policy Planning Division, Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan
  • Mr. Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General Mobility & Transport, EU Commission
  • Mr. Matej Zakonjsek, Director, Transport Community
  • Ms. Susanna Zammataro, Director General, IRF

4.45 – 5.50 p.m. Panel III: ITC – Inland transport as a catalyst of sustainable mobility and sustainable development

  • Ms. Lucia Luijten, Secretary-General, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR)
  • Mr. Francois Davenne, Director-General, UIC
  • H.E. Mr. Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey
  • H.E. Mr. Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • H.E. Ms. Merav Michaeli, Minister of Transport and Road Safety of the State of Israel
  • H.E Ms. Aishath Nahula, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of the Maldives
  • H.E. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister for Transport of Ghana
Scheduled high-level interventions
  • Mr Kris Peeters, Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Mr Anouar Benazzouz, Vice-President, IRF
  • Ms. Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, POLIS
  • Mr. Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General, UITP

5.50 p.m.– 5.55 p.m. Endorsement of the Ministerial Resolution “Ushering in a decade of delivery for sustainable inland transport and sustainable development”

5.55 p.m.– 6 p.m. Closing remarks