On Tuesday, 16 May 2023, the General Assembly adopted a consensus resolution declaring 26 November as World Sustainable Transport Day.
The Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN Aksoltan Ataeva, introducing the draft resolution “World Sustainable Transport Day” (document A/77/L.67), highlighted the fundamental role of sustainable transport in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by driving development, linking people, connecting local communities to the world, building markets and facilitating trade.
As such, World Sustainable Transport Day would be an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of sustainable transportation and mobility; promote low-emission modes of transportation, the use of alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicles and interconnectivity; and showcase progress so as to encourage further action.
Noting that the Resolution requests the President of the Assembly to convene a high-level meeting in New York during the Assembly’s seventy-eighth session, she stressed that such a meeting would promote sustainable transport, enhance international cooperation on the transport agenda, strengthen sustainable mobility partnerships, share best practices and find solutions.
“Let’s work together to make this day a reality and to create a better, more sustainable future for all,” she emphasized. ///nCa, 17 May 2023