The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Governance of Ports
The World Ports Sustainability Program took an important next step forward on the 19th-20th March. It launched a plan to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business strategies and governance of Port Authorities.
Over 30 delegates from IAPH member ports gathered around the table with some of the world’s foremost experts in sustainability , including delegates from the Trade and Logistics branch of UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, the banking and shipowner community at the workshop in the UNCTAD Headquarters in Geneva on March 19th – 20th 2019.
The group defined and prioritised potential port authority actions per UN Sustainable Development Goal, proposed some measurement performance indicators for each of those goals and agreed a set of actions for the 2019 World Ports Conference in Guangzhou , namely to :
1) Share experience on concrete projects
2) Broadening participation from other IAPH member ports
3) Raise awareness about all SDGs and their applicability
4) Provide guidance and training in applying SDGs to ports