February 18, 2020
18 February, 2020 – Stockholm, Sweden
As part of the People’s Declaration, a global effort by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety to demand that governments commit to putting people first in road safety and act to save lives on the road, AIP Foundation Thailand Chairperson Ratana Winther joined NGO members of the Alliance across Asia to push governments to #CommitToAct for safer roads in 2019 and 2020.
In Thailand, AIP Foundation organized the collection of 2,381 signatures, most of which were collected in-person at road crash prevention awareness events. Over 60,000 signatures have been collected across 93 countries calling for their governments to take action and commit to improving road safety conditions in their respective countries. The results of the pledge collection were presented at the ministerial conference in Sweden, with signatures to continue to be collected through the UN General Assembly.
In addition to public support for the People’s Declaration, more than 50 delegates from Thailand attended the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden from 19-20 February 2020. Thailand’s Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha met with Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Mr. Tomas Eneroth, to express Thailand’s support and commitment to the Stockholm Declaration, which was officially published at the ministerial conference and sets the global target to reduce deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030.
You can read and sign the full People’s Declaration here.