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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
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University is delighted to announce the Fall 2018 launch of a new PhD program in anthropology focused on Place, Space, and Adaptation. This innovative PhD in anthropology builds on the diverse research interests of our faculty who specialize in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology as well as human and physical geography. The program will provide students with the conceptual expertise and skills to address research questions that:
- sit at the intersection of anthropology and geography
- apply geographic methods to anthropological questions
- critically evaluate the impact of place and space on human/ecosystem adaptation
PhD Field Areas: Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology
PhD Specializations: The traditional subfields of Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology, in addition to Geography
PhD Requirements: MA in Anthropology, Geography, or related field. 42 hours of coursework, qualifying exam, dissertation based on field or lab work, and oral defense
Visit the program website for more information.