UN chief appoints High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A high level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport was appointed by the UN Secretary-General on Friday.

The aim of the 12-member group is to promote accelerated implementation of sustainable transport aligned closely with the objectives of inclusive and equitable growth.

The panel will also work on social development, protection of the global environment and ecosystems and address climate change.

UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq has more.

"The Advisory Group, established for a period of three years, will work with governments, transport providers, businesses, financial institutions, civil society and other stakeholders, to promote sustainable transport systems and their integration into development strategies and policies, including in climate action. This initiative represents one more step by the Secretary-General in advancing climate action and in implementing his Five-Year Action Agenda in which the Secretary-General pledged to forge consensus around a post-2015 sustainable development agenda and implement it." (26")

The Advisory Group of Sustainable Transport will be co-chaired by Mr. Olof Persson, Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group, and Ms. Carolina Tohá, Mayor of Santiago, Chile.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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