UN leaders and diplomats, cycle advocates and cycle org officials to celebrate cycling at UN General Assembly in New York
Carlton ReidMay 31, 2018
“The bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education and healthcare,” said a UN resolution in April, naming June 3rd as International World Bicycle Day.
And the day will be officially kicked off at the UN General Assembly in New York City on Sunday. Led by the Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, the creation of the annual celebration is to promote bicycle use around the world.
There will be speeches from UN leaders and diplomats, cycle advocates, athletes, and cycle organisation officials such as Dave Neiswander, CEO of World Bicycle Relief.
The day was announced during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City with a resolution adopted by a consensus of 193 member states. The declaration invited all Member States and relevant stakeholders to celebrate and promote awareness of the bicycle.