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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Global Mobility Report 2017

Publication Year: 2017 Publisher: Sustainable Mobility for All


The Global Mobility Report 2017 (GMR) is the first-ever attempt to examine the performance of the transport sector, globally, and its contribution to a sustainable future.

Sustainable transport and mobility are fundamental to progress in realizing the promise of the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development and in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As members of the international community, we have a shared responsibility to shape the transport agenda. The
overall aim is to achieve universal sustainable mobility. This will require greater coherence within the transport
sector, to support global decision-making and influence investment. This GMR is a first step in building stakeholder consensus on this path.

The GMR is meant to be a continuing resource, as we plan on updating this report every two years. The proposed
targets and indicators herein—which establish the elementary global tracking framework for transport—are based
on and complement the SDG indicators that were developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG indicators (IAEG-SDGs) created by the UN Statistical Commission. They establish a baseline for future tracking towards sustainable mobility, and provide the sector with information and tools on which to base policy and investment decisions. This baseline report will be launched in the autumn of 2017.