February 7, 2019
Experts from over 30 organizations led by the Government of Sweden and the World Health Organization (WHO) met in Paris, France, on February 7, 2019 to shape the agenda of the 3rd UN Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.
AIP Foundation President Greig Craft attended the meeting as part of the High-Level Consultative Committee (HLCC), which aims to create a successful conference with lasting results for global road safety. The HLCC is tasked with advising on strategic decisions related to the Ministerial Conference, such as the overall focus, program content and participants, side events and declaration. At the first meeting, discussion on the progress of the Decade of Action, conference objectives, and stakeholders’ roles and contributions took place.
The UN Conference will mark the end of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 and the starting point for continued collaboration to make roads safe for all. The aim is to reach global consensus on guidelines for continued international collaboration on road safety up to 2030. Sweden is to host the conference on 19-20 February, 2020. The conference will be co-sponsored by the WHO, and minister-led delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions, and other global organizations will also participate.