Turkmenistan hosts international conference of landlocked developing countries
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- An international conference at the level of transport ministers of landlocked developing countries began its work in a hybrid format today in the Avaza National Tourist Zone (Turkmenistan), Dunyo news agency reported.
According to the state news agency "Turkmenistan Today", the forum, organized on the initiative of Turkmenistan under the auspices of the UN, is attended by delegations from about 40 states and over 30 international organizations. The current event also brought together heads of UN agencies, authoritative international, regional and subregional organizations and financial structures, representatives of the private sector, non-governmental associations, and academia.
Uzbekistan is represented at the conference by a delegation headed by the Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov.
The main objectives of the conference were to analyze the progress made by landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in the field of sustainable transport and the related Sustainable Development Goals, to determine the impact in this context of the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges. Topics also include consideration of the key role of transport in post-COVID-19 recovery, climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The objectives of the forum were to share knowledge, experience and innovative approaches, solutions for financing infrastructure after the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring its sustainability and stability, identifying recommendations and opportunities for improving the development and maintenance of transport infrastructure in LLDCs, as well as expanding international support in the field of transport and strengthening cooperation in this area for the benefit of LLDCs.
These recommendations are expected to be aimed at accelerating the achievement of the SDGs and will be presented at the Third UN Conference on LLDCs in 2024.