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Briefing for OECD ambassadors

ITF Secretary-General and ITF staff briefed OECD ambassadors and OECD directors on the work of the International Transport Forum at OECD headquarters in Paris on 30 October. Head of Research Stephen Perkins provided an update on the ITF programme of work for 2020/21, which will be decided at a meeting of the ITF member countries in Dublin in the week of 4 November.

The presentations focused on the findings of the ITF Transport Outook 2019, the ITF Decarbonising Transport initiative and the upcoming Summit on "Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development". Head of Summit and Institutional Relations Mary Crass presented highlights of the ITF's main annual event which will be held in Leipzig, Germany, from 27-29 May 2020.

In their interventions and questions, Ambassadors asked about a number of issues, notably how ITF work is situated in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ITF's collaboration with private enterprises in the Corporate Partnership Board. They also expressed interest in specifics about the work on decarbonising transport and for concrete examples for horizontal collaboration with other OECD directorates.

The briefing for ambassadors is held twice a year.