Second United Nations Global 

Sustainable Transport Conference

Beijing, 14-16 October 2021

About the conference

The Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will take place from 14 to 16 October 2021, in Beijing, China.  It will bring together representatives of Governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide and indicate a way forward for sustainable transport to help achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change in the Decade of Action.

The Conference programme, related concept notes and other background documentation are available on the Conference website:

To receive periodic updates about the Conference from the Secretariat in the UN DESA Division for SDGs, please register here.

How to participate

Information about registration and participation for all categories of participants is available at:

Side Events

Virtual side events can be organized by interested Member States, the UN system and other eligible stakeholders in connection with the Conference. More details are available on the Conference website. The deadline for submitting a side event application is 24 September 2021 (5PM, EDT).


An important part of the Conference will be voluntary commitments, partnerships and other initiatives that seek to raise ambition on sustainable transport. Both in the lead-up to and during the Conference, Member States, UN system entities, the private sector, local and regional governments, and other stakeholders are encouraged to share information about ongoing and new commitments through an online platform ( developed by the UN to showcase inspiring initiatives that advance sustainable transport in ways that are in line with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

For further information, please contact:
Division for Sustainable Development Goals
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs