Sustainable transport at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Saturday, 26 November 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hall 2

Parallel thematic discussions

Biographies (A-Z)
Sustainable transport drives poverty eradication and sustainable development. There are a number of SDG targets directly linked to transport, including SDG 3 on health (increased road safety), SDG 7 on energy, SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG 9 on resilient infrastructure, SDG 11 on sustainable cities (access to transport and expanded public transport), SDG 12 on sustainable consumption and production (ending fossil fuel subsidies) and SDG 14 on oceans, seas and marine resources. In addition, sustainable transport will enable the implementation of nearly all the SDGs through inter-linkage impacts. Access to sustainable transport for all should be at the forefront, including for vulnerable groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Biographies (alphabetical order)
Dr. Liu Fang
Secretary General, ICAO
Dr. Liu Fang

Secretary General, ICAO

Dr. Walid M. Abdelwahab
Director, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank
Dr. Walid M. Abdelwahab

Director, Infrastructure Department, Islamic Development Bank

H.E Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith
Minister of Transport, Thailand
H.E Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith

Minister of Transport, Thailand

Mr. Garry Neu
Cargolux Airlines International
Mr. Garry Neu

Cargolux Airlines International

Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya
Under Secretary-General, High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS
Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya

Under Secretary-General, High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

Ambassador Gyan Chandra Acharya, a national of Nepal, was appointed to the position of UN Under- Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on 5 September 2012. Mr. Acharya has three decades of experience in the diplomatic service of Nepal, during which he was involved in the articulation and promotion of bilateral, regional and global issues. Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Acharya was Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in New York (2009-12), Foreign Secretary with the Government of Nepal (2007-2009), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva (2003-2007), Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry (1999-2002) and Joint Secretary (Director-General) responsible for South Asia, Europe and the Americas and Regional Organizations, Economic Relations and Coordination Divisions (1998-2003).

Mr. Kamel Ben Naceur
Director of the Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency
Mr. Kamel Ben Naceur

Director of the Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Directorate, International Energy Agency

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda
Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda

Mahmoud Mohieldin is Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships. Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Mohieldin held numerous senior positions in the government of Egypt, including minister of investment from 2004 until 2010. He served on several boards of directors, including the Central Bank of Egypt and the banking and corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is a professor of economics and finance at Cairo University, an honorary professor at Durham University and a member of the Advisory Board of the Durham Business School. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Warwick, M.Sc. in economic and social policy analysis from the University of York, and B.Sc. in economics from Cairo University.

Mr. Muhametguly Muhamedov
Minister for Finance of Turkmenistan
Mr. Muhametguly Muhamedov

Minister for Finance of Turkmenistan