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Past UNCTAD Events

COP 22 Side Event and Transport Day Break-out Session

UNCTAD has organized the Side Event “Strenghtening the Focus on Freight Transport in the Climate Agenda” and the Transport Day 2016 Break-out Session at COP22.
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UNCTAD 14 – Sustainable Transportation for Agenda 2030: Boosting the Arteries of Global Trade

A Ministerial Round Table on Sustainable Transportation for Agenda 2030: Boosting the Arteries of Global Trade, was organized by UNCTAD, in collaboration with the SLoCaT (Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport) at UNCTAD14.
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UNCTAD Training and Capacity-Building Workshop on Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance

UNCTAD has delivered a capacity-building and training workshop on “Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance” on 14-18 March 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Other Past Events

Global Sustainable Transport Conference

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will convene a global sustainable transport conference, on 26 and 27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
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Habitat III UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, taking place in Quito, Ecuador, 17–20 October 2016.
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UNGA High-level Thematic Debate: Implementing Commitments on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Financing

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Mogens Lykketoft, will convene this high-level thematic debate on achieving the SDGs as one of three high-level events during UNGA 70.
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Shipping needs to be more efficient — Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer

Review of Maritime Transport 07 November 2016

Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain

COP22 02 November 2016

Freight transport growing fast, but needs more climate efficiency

ship 25 September 2016

World Maritime Day 2016

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Sustainable Freight Transportation for Agenda 2030 discussed at UNCTAD14

Discussing sustainable freight transport is both timely and topical as the world community moves ahead with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (ASD) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21).


Flag of Germany12 February 2016

Germany to finance an UNCTAD project on transparent trade procedures in West Africa

UNCTAD’s work with West African countries gains momentum thanks to German support for a new capacity-building project for Nigeria, Mali and Benin.


TMEA21 December 2015

UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa sign financing agreement to support trade portals, trade facilitation and trade and gender issues in the East African Community

Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in July 2015, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) agreed to deepen their cooperation. With financing from TMEA, the two institutions will jointly implement a number of concrete projects for the benefit of the members of the East African Community (EAC).


FreightTransport05 November 2015

Civil society: UNCTAD has a role to play in mainstreaming sustainability criteria into freight transport systems

Speakers from civil society shared their views on the key messages and takeaways from this year’s Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, which focused on making freight transport more sustainable.


WTO logo28 January 2015

UNCTAD and WTO launch partnership on Integrated Trade Database

UNCTAD Secretary-General and the WTO Director General agreed to provide joint assistance to the WTO members in fulfilling their notification requirements for the WTO Integrated Database.