The Global Road Safety Facility – GRSF partnership meetingDaniele D'Onofrio
WASHINGTON – USA (13th January, 2016) Last Wednesday, CITA has attended the Global Road Safety Facility – GRSF partnership meeting, at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington. GRSF partnership meeting is organized by the World Bank and plays an important role in the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. In fact, the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) is a plan dedicated to the vital issue of road safety, and the activities, measures, and findings that can improve road safety the world over, with emphasis on accelerating and reinforcing the capacity of low and middle-income countries to implement affordable road safety programs. The strategic plan for 2013-2020 reaffirms the GRSF’s mission and sets out how it will contribute to the decade of action, leveraging the global expertise of the World Bank, and working in close collaboration with donors and partners.
Johan Cobbaut – CITA President, Lothar Geilen – Bureau Permanent Member and Eduard Fernandez – CITA Executive Director have participated to the meeting. Other attendees were UNECE, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Department for International Development – UK, U.S. Department of Transportation and FIA, among others.
At the meeting Mr. Cobbaut gave a speech about the role of vehicle roadworthiness in road safety policies. Meeting the international goals on road safety presents a challenge to the global community.