On 18-19 November 2015, for only the second time in history, ministers of transport, health and interior and their representatives convened in Brasilia, Brazil to address the global road safety crisis. The 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, which gathered 2200 delegates from more than 110 countries including key speakers such as Ms Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, and Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, defined the urgent measures needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s ambitious target to halve road traffic deaths by the end of this decade.
On 10 April 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on “Improving global road safety”. Among key decisions, the resolution welcomed the offer of the Government of Brazil to host the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in 2015. The conference was held in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18-19 November 2015. The "Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety", resulting from a sound intergovernmental negotiation process, was the outcome of the Conference.
Through hundreds of events in at least 105 countries, road safety stakeholders – among them government ministries, NGOs, foundations, and private companies – marked the Third UN Global Road Safety Week and its campaign #SaveKidsLives. The Week of 4-10 May focused on children and road safety. It highlighted the plight of children on the world’s roads in an effort to generate action to better ensure their safety.
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has issued a report Improving global road safety, in advance of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. The report draws attention to key developments in global road safety over the last two years, including the launch of the Global status report on road safety 2013; the Second UN Global Road Safety Week; the creation of the Global Alliance for Care of the Injured; and the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. In the report the UN Secretary-General highlights the global and national achievements towards improving the safety of roads and vehicles; legislation on key risk factors such as speeding, drink–driving, and the non-use of motorcycle helmets, seat-belts and child restraints; and trauma care systems.
Friends of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 discuss key next steps in global road safety
On 3 June in Stockholm, Sweden, the Government of Sweden and WHO hosted a one-day meeting of the Friends of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, a group of Member States and international agencies committed to the success of the Decade of Action and the implementation of its Global Plan. The objectives were to review and discuss global progress in the Decade of Action and define future political steps to help generate additional attention and action.
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