ICAO High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021)

ICAO High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021)

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The two-week High-level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021) just wrapped up! With the theme of “One Vision for Aviation Recovery, Resilience and Sustainability beyond the Global Pandemic”, the objective of the Conference was to reach a global consensus on a multilateral approach, supported by political will and commitments of States, to enable the safe and efficient recovery of aviation from the COVID-19 crisis. We are working to build a foundation to strengthen resilience in aviation and make it more sustainable in the future.

During the event we considered a broad range of issues with a particular focus on safety and facilitation objectives, taking into account the economic impact of COVID-19 on the sector. We were able to promote and strengthen collective efforts to harmonize measures and risk management strategy through the implementation of the recommendations by the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce (CART). We are sharing the discussions that took place throughout the event here.

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ICAO High-Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC 2021)
  • Video Statement by UNECE to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 20

    Video Statement by Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Ms. Algayerova highlights the decades-long institutional partnership and joint work between ICAO and the UNECE Inland Transport Committee with profound global i...

  • Video Statement by Austria to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 1

    Video Statement by Mr. Magnus Brunner, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary, stressing the importance of ICAO’s work, highlighting the opportunity for closer cooperation & innovation as well as the importance of economic,...

  • Video Statement by Chile to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 2

    The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications of Chile, Gloria Hutt, highlights two central aspects of discussion for this Conference: liberalization and facilitation of air transport, both as challenges and opportunities in the face of future pandemics or global emergencies. Bearing in m...

  • Video Statement by India to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 5

    Video statement by Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation, India, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. The address is mainly focused on aviation recovery, resilience and sustainability beyond the global pandemic and gives details about world’s largest vaccination programme ongoing in In...

  • Video Statement by Malaysia to Ministerial Plenary

    Video Statement by Datuk Seri Dr. Ir. Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport, Malaysia, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the air travel industry. The Minister of Transport Malaysia urge for ICAO Member States to cooperate with ICAO in harmonizi...

  • Video Statement by Republic of Korea to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 10

    Video statement by Mr. Noh Hyeong-ouk, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Mr. Noh expresses gratitude for ICAO’s leadership in responding the COVID-19 Pandemic and shares ROK’s experiences to overcome the impact of pandemic in the aviat...

  • Video Statement by Spain to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 15

    Video Statement by Ms. Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, Minister of Transport, Spain, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Spain's response to the COVID-19 crisis in the field of air transport, and unwavering commitment to ICAO.

  • Video Statement by South Africa to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 11

    Video Statement by Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport, South Africa, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary.

  • Video Statement by Thailand to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 12

    Video statement by Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, Thailand, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary Round table I – Leading Aviation Recovery. H.E. Mr. Chidchob provides an overview on Thailand’s implementation of measures to alleviate the impact of the spread of COVID-19 on the aviation indus...

  • Video Statement by GEA and TIACA to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 3

    Video statement by Messrs Carlos Grau Tanner, Director General of the Global Express Association, and Mr Glyn Hughes, Director General of the International Air Cargo Association, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary, on recognizing the contribution of air cargo during the pandemic and the need to adopt a ...

  • Video Keynote by Brazil to Ministerial Plenary

  • Video Keynote by the United States to Ministerial Plenary

  • Video Statement by Brazil to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 5

    Video statement by Mr. Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, Minister of Infrastructure, Brazil, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. COVID19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented crisis in the air transport sector, especially in international operations. Several different implications are arising from the paralysis ...

  • Video Statement by Indonesia to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 6

    Video statement by Mr. Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Transport, Indonesia, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Indonesia’s commitment to the challenge faced by the air transport sector.

  • Video Statement by Latvia to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 9

    Video statement by Mr. Dins Merirands, Deputy State Secretary of Ministry of Transport, Latvia, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Epidemiological safety issues of international aviation were on the ICAO agenda long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Article 14 of the Chicago Convention states that its memb...

  • Video Statement by Myanmar to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 7

    Video Statement by Mr. Aung Kyaw Tun, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. In this Statement, he highlights the importance to promote and strengthen collective efforts for the safe restoration of avia...

  • Video Statement by Panama to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 8

    Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, Ministra de Gobierno del Estado de Panamá. La Aviación Civil: recuperación y sostenibilidad, bajo un enfoque resiliente. La recuperación de la actividad aérea a nivel local, regional y mundial require del esfuerzo conjunto y consensuado de todos los actores que interviene...

  • Video Statement by Rwanda to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 16

    Video Statement by Mr. Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary. Hon. Minister’s statement starts by thanking ICAO for organizing this conference and he talks about the impact on COVID-19 on the aviation sector to the global economy. The measures that have be...

  • Video Statement by Turkey to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 14

    Video statement by Mr. Adil Karaismailoglu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Turkey, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary.

  • Video Statement by World Customs Organization to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 13

    Video statement by Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary, on Building Resilience and Sustainability: The Global Customs Perspective. WCO and ICAO have been working closely during the pandemic and issued a Joint Statement on 2 February 2021 ...

  • Video Statement by France to Ministerial Plenary

    Episode 17

    Video Statement by Mr. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate for Transport, France, to HLCC Ministerial Plenary.