4th SuM4All Consortium Meeting

Date & Time
January 10th, 201809:00 am - 04:30 pm

World Bank Executive Board Room

Event Info

The Consortium Meeting was chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India, Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra and the Senior Director of the Transport & Digital Development Global Practice at the World Bank, José Luis Irigoyen. It brought together over 100 participants from the world’s leading organizations in the transport sector.

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Country Perspectives on the Action Stream

We heard from Secretary Mishra and the Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, Ambassador Sukhbold Sukhee on the actions that their respective countries are taking to achieve sustainable mobility. They also shared their thoughts on what a future Global Roadmap of Actions to realize sustainable mobility should capture. The session was moderated by Young Tae Kim, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum.

Developing a Global Roadmap of Actions

Work began on the development of a Global Roadmap of Action with members of the initiative dividing themselves up into six working groups. The leads of the working groups are:

Universal Access (Urban) UITP & ITDP
Universal Access (Rural) DFID & UNDESA
Efficiency UNCTAD & UNECE
Safety WHO, World Bank & UNECE
Green WRI, SLoCaT & PPMC
Gender FIA Foundation & World Bank


Global Stakeholder Mapping

An effort led by the World Bank and the World Economic Forum to identify and categorize agencies, organizations, and other stakeholders that are relevant for sustainable mobility. The stakeholder portal (website) and a summary of the data collected were presented, as well as a breakdown of stakeholders by role and sector.

2017 in Retrospect

The consortium reflected on their many achievements during 2017. During the year, the SuM4All initiative was showcased at several high-level events. These include, the International Transport Forum, the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the World Bank Annual Meetings and COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. The most notable achievement was the launch of the 2017 Global Mobility Report - the first ever study to assess the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made toward four main objectives: Universal Access, Efficiency, Safety and Green Mobility. The SuM4All initiative also launched its own website in 2017 to showcase its work. 

Looking Forward

Looking forward to 2018, this year's ambition for the initiative will be two-fold: to deliver the next product - a Global Roadmap of Actions towards realizing sustainable mobility and to establish a long-term governance structure for SuM4All.

Governance Structure

Four overarching principles for the designing of the governance structure were highlighted: participation and representation of stakeholders most relevant to deliver effectively on the functions of SuM4All, transparency in decision-making and implementation, focus on the achivement of the 4 global goals across all modes of transport and cost effectiveness and ability to attract financial resources to sustain its function over the next 4 years.