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

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
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
Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin

Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr. Mohieldin, is an economist with more than 30 years of experience in international finance and development. He is the United Nations Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda.

He was the former Minister of Investment of Egypt from 2004-2010, and most recently, served as the World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships. His roles at the World Bank also included Managing Director, responsible for Human Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, and the World Bank Institute; World Bank President's Special Envoy on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda (later, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)), and Financing for Development; and Corporate Secretary and Executive Secretary to the Development Committee of the World Bank Group's Board of Governors.

Mr. Mohieldin also served on several Boards of Directors in the Central Bank of Egypt and the corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2005. His professional experience extends into the academic arena as a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and as a Visiting Professor at several renowned Universities in Egypt, Korea, the UAE, the UK and the USA. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Durham University Business School. He also holds leading positions in national, regional and international research centers and economic associations.

Mr. Mohieldin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom; a Master’s in Economics and Social Policy Analysis from the University of York, United Kingdom; a Diploma of Development Economics from the University of Warwick; and a B.Sc. in Economics from Cairo University. He also participated in high-level certification programmes at Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. In 2018, the American University in Cairo conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of Humane Letters “in recognition of renowned attainments and achievements”.

He has authored numerous publications and articles in leading journals in the fields of economics, finance and development in English and Arabic.

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

Minister for Finance of Turkmenistan

United Nations