Kenyan delagates attending the second global high level conference on road safety 2015, Brasilia, Brazil
Brazil will host the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in 2015.The Conference will take place in Brasilia, Brazil on 18th - 19th November 2015, during the week in which many countries around the world mark the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The Conference will bring together over 1,500 participants from 150 countries, among them Ministers of Health, Transport, and Interior; senior officials from United Nations agencies; representatives of civil society; as well as business leaders.
This Second Conference is inspired by and follows the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, held in Russia in 2009, drawing participants from around the world. The main outcome was a Declaration urging the United Nations to call for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Launched officially in May 2011, the Decade of Action aims at saving 5 million lives during this ten-year period. The Second Conference is a reaction to a serious public health problem that affects countries socially and economically, in particular low- and middle-income countries.
Among the main discussion items in the conference include: Key achievements in the Decade of Action, Next steps in achieving the goal of the Decade of Action, Road safety towards 2030 and Global targets and indicators for road safety. Featuring in the discussions will also include: Pillars of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action and Emerging issues in road safety.
The Conference is timely, in that it takes place during the final negotiations of the goals which will be set as part of the post-2015 development agenda. It will also be an opportunity for Member States to exchange information and experiences on best practices in road safety. Delegates will review progress in implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and identify concretely how to achieve its stated goal.
It is a unique moment to bring a new impetus to the Decade of Action at its mid-point – a time to reaffirm commitments and propose new strategies for the next five years, in light of the scenario that should emerge from discussions on the new Sustainable Development Goals. Participants attending the conference will be sharing their comments and suggestions related to the zero draft of the “Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety”, prepared in November 2014 and March 2015.