Press Conference on Rio+20 Joint Statement of the Multilateral

Media Advisory
(as of 18 June 2012):
Press Conference on Rio+20 Joint Statement of the Multilateral Development Banks
Announcing Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport
Announcement of voluntary commitment of 8 multilateral development banks to supporting sustainable
transport, including substantial financing commitment that will support the development of sustainable
transport systems in developing countries, thereby contributing to poverty reduction and inclusive growth
benefiting many millions of people and addressing the major adverse aspects of transport including
congestion, traffic accidents, and emissions and other negative environmental impacts.
Date and Time
20 June 2012 at 9:00–9:30am
Main Press Briefing Room, Media Centre, Pavilion 3, RioCentro Convention Center
United Nations/Asian Development Bank
Partner Organizations
African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American
Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, World Bank
Moderator: Deborah Seward, Director Strategic Communications, DPI, United Nations
Speaker 1: Brice Lalonde, Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Coordinator for the United
Nations conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
Speaker 2: Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (speaking on behalf of 8
multilateral development banks)
Senior representatives of the 8 multilateral development banks
Contact Person (for interviews)
Tyrrell Duncan, Director, East Asia Transport Division, concurrently Practice Leader (Transport)
[email protected], mobile +63 920 949 6409
About ADB
ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member
countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many
successes, it remains home to two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.8 billion people who live on less than $2 a
day, with 903 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through
inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Based in
Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its
developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and
technical assistance.