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HIGH-LEVEL BRIEFING ON AVIATION CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COUNTRIES IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS

19 July 2017 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am

A side event to the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

BACKGROUND


Registration: open at https://goo.gl/YbS5zS. For any questions, you may contact the host at SPCP@icao.int.


Overview: Sustainable aviation is a driver for economic development, trade and tourism. Air transportation is instrumental in facilitating humanitarian and disaster response to crises and public health emergencies. For countries in special situations, such as least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), aviation represents an essential lifeline to connect to the world. A poorly funded and neglected aviation industry, which does not meet international requirements adopted by ICAO, has been proven to raise risks and barriers for the sustainable development of States. Focusing on the prioritization and financing for development of sustainable air transport systems in these States has the potential to unlock the benefits sustainable aviation generates. This high-level event, organized as a side event on the margins of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (2017 HLPF) is an Aviation Partnerships for Sustainable Development initiative that will support States in achieving commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Istanbul Programme of Action, the Vienna Programme of Action, and the Samoa Pathway.


Objective: This side event aims at encouraging dialogue and action, to sensitize decision-makers about raising sustainable air transport as priority for sustainable development and investment.

MEETING DOCUMENTS


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CONFERENCE
Concept NoteEnglish
FlyerEnglish
PROCEEDINGS
Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, UN-OHRLLSEnglish
H.E. Mr. Brian Mushimba, Minister of Transport and Communications of ZambiaEnglish
Mr. Michael Gill, Executive Director, ATAGEnglish
Mr. Henry Gourdji, Head, Strategic Planning, Coordination and Partnerships, ICAOEnglish
Mr. Christopher J. De Serio, Transport Specialist, World Bank GroupEnglish

Details

Date:
19 July 2017
Time:
8:15 am - 9:30 am

Venue

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 11
405 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017 United States