The first ever Global Sustainable Conference under the auspices of the United Nations began today, 26th November in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan. The conference is convened by the UN Secretary-General in keeping with the General Assembly resolution 70/197 of 22 December 2015.
The main objective of the Conference is to bring together the key stakeholders from Governments, United Nations system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and crosscutting nature of sustainable transport.
The conference is being attended by more than hundred UN Member States, leaders and representatives of the UN and other international agencies, dozens of Civil Society Organizations and Private Sectors.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the opening ceremony.
The Bhutan delegation to the high level conference is led by Mr. Karma Wangchuk, Director, Department of Air Transport, and Mr.Sithar ,Sr.Planning Officer,PPD from Ministry of Information and Communications.