The Fifth High-level Ministerial Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment has just wrapped up (10-18 May 2021) as part of the United Nations’ Pan-European Programme (PEP). Its motto is “Building forward better by transforming to new, clean, safe, healthy and inclusive mobility and transport” and it featured a side even called “The Gender Perspective”. Our colleagues Bonnie Fenton and Ralf Brand were invited to this session and spoke about gender aspects in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.
The Vienna Declaration, which emerged from the high-level meeting, underlines the need to address inequalities related to transport and urban sprawl, as not all socioeconomic groups have equal access to healthy transportation, public transport networks, resources for active mobility, and recreational and green areas.
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Olga Algayerova, who introduced the gender session, noted that, “We must prioritize inclusiveness and equality – including gender equality – as we make our transport systems more sustainable.
Find out more about the Vienna Declaration on clean, safe and healthy transport here.
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