Ministerial declaration of the Group of Friends of Sustainable Transport was published in the six UN languages

The Final declaration adopted during the first Ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of Sustainable Transport held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 16 April 2024, was published and distributed in the six official languages of the UN as an official document of the 78th session of the General Assembly.

The full text of the document can be found at the following link

The Declaration provides a legal basis for further activities of the Group and defines its following format and working methods:

  • The Group of Friends has an informal, open-ended nature, and, accordingly, its composition shall be regularly updated, as United Nations Member States, Observers of the General Assembly of the United Nations and the United Nations entities indicate their willingness and interest in joining it;
  • The Group of Friends performs its functions with the support of its Secretariat, Advisory Council and other structures that may be initiated and agreed upon by its members;
  • The Group of Friends shall meet regularly, at least once or twice a year, at the ambassadorial level in New York. Extraordinary meetings can be convened to discuss specific questions, at the request of its members;
  • The Group of Friends shall meet regularly at the ministerial level at a pre-agreed time and venue;
    • The Group of Friends will be coordinated by two co-chairs (Turkmenistan and any member country willing to co-chair) for a term of one year and, upon completion of that term, the principle of geographical rotation will be observed for the transfer of the coordination.

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