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7 October – Side event registration
31 October – Conference registration
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport. All modes of transport—road, rail, aviation and maritime—will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability. The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.
The Conference will feature opening and closing ceremonies, morning plenary sessions with statements of commitment and ambition, followed by parallel thematic roundtables on various sustainable transport-related topics. NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.
Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September – 31 October 2016, using the registration form at http://bit.ly/SustainableTransportConf. Registration is non-transferrable. If a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative.
- represent an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC working in the transport field;
- be officially authorised to speak on behalf of their organization or institution;
- have expertise in the transport sector;
- be available to be in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 and 27 November;
- arrange for travel, visa, accommodation and all other related expenses.
IMPORTANT: Government representatives and intergovernmental organizations DO NOT use this registration form. Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.
The deadline for submitting applications for side events is 7 October 2016. For more information on the Conference and organising side events, please visit the Global Sustainable Transport Conference website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016.
NGO Participation at the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development
The Fifty-Fifth Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) will take place from 1 to 10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under the priority theme “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.
From 30-31 January 2017, a Civil Society Forum will be convened at UN Headquarters. The Forum is hosted jointly by UNDESA-DSPD, the NGO Committee for Social Development (https://ngosocdev.org/) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Learn more about NGO Participation at the CSocD55 here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/civil-society/csocd55.html
There are just a few weeks left to apply for a TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG)!
Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
TIRF is offering two types of DDGs this year. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more can be found at: https://www.tirfonline.org/research-grants/doctoral-dissertation-grants/
TIRF and its Trustees are grateful to be working in partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council, as well as individual supporters, in offerings its 2017 DDG competition.
Please write to [email protected] if you have any questions about this announcement, or visit the link above.
Research Travel Grant
The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana annually invites applications for a Research Travel Grant to fund research at the Communal Studies Collection at USI’s David L. Rice Library. The Communal Studies Collection’s rich archival materials hold information on over 600 historic and contemporary communal societies, utopias and intentional communities. A complete listing of communities can be found on the Rice Library website. Strengths include materials on the Harmonists and Owenites who settled nearby New Harmony, Indiana, but the breadth of the collections covers American communalism more broadly. Applicants may be graduate students or established scholars in the United States or abroad from any discipline that involves the study of communalism (such as history, English, anthropology, economics, sociology, etc.). The grant will fund research up to $2,000 to be used by June 30 of the subsequent year. All applications must include a letter detailing the project and its significance to communal studies, a proposed budget and a vita. Applications are due annually by 1 May. The winner of this Research Travel Grant is announced annually in June 2017.
Submissions from USI students and faculty are welcome. Click here to visit our website.
Please send materials as email attachments to Casey Harison at [email protected].