“Together with UNECE on the road to Safety”admincita
On the occasion of the 2nd High Level Conference on Road Safety to take place on 18-19 November in Brasilia, Brazil, UNECE has just published a report about the Road Safety activities. The paper titled “Together with UNECE on the road to Safety” gives account of the implementation status of the eleven goals the Inland Transport Committee and its Working Parties together with the UNECE secretariat undertook at the start of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020. They have gained further political support in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Eva Molnar, Director of the Sustainable Transport Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, commented: “I take this opportunity to thank you all for the excellent cooperation and to express my and my colleagues wish that we stay together on this road and make a change. With knowledge generation and exchange, with well targeted and implemented regulations, timely amendment of conventions and with joint efforts we can contribute to the prevention of road crashes and thus to the reduction of road fatalities and injuries”. One of the main conclusions of this report is that political will and the introduction and use of national strategies are likely to be the difference makers in helping to reach the main goal: halving the number of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020.