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83rd ITC - Side event: Roundtable on Road Safety

“Road safety at a crossroads at the dawn of the new Decade of Action”, 26 February 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
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The Roundtable on “Road safety at a crossroads at the dawn of the new Decade of Action” will focus on achieving measurable progress in the Sustainable Development Goals on road safety. Participants are invited to a strategic discussion on a necessary new course of action.

Despite strong and consistent efforts by Member States, the international community was not able to achieve by 2020 the target of the Sustainable Development Goals on road safety as evidenced by increasing, rather than decreasing, road fatalities and injuries globally. The Roundtable will contribute to recognizing the shortcomings and addressing this challenge.

 

Objective

The ITC Roundtable will bring together key stakeholders for a strategic discussion on the new course of action that is needed to make measurable progress in successfully addressing the continuing crisis on global road safety.

There were three milestones in 2020 for the global community’s and United Nations’ efforts to recognize the shortcomings and address this challenge:

First, the Stockholm Declaration on continued international collaboration on road safety up to 2030, done at the third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety (in Stockholm, on 19-20 February 2020).

Second, the adoption by ITC of the Recommendations on Enhancing National Road Safety Systems (1 April 2020), providing updated guidelines for Member States on how to strengthen their road safety management systems.

Third, the adoption by the General Assembly of the Resolution A/RES/74/299 on “Improving global road safety“ (31 August 2020) launching the second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, calling for the preparation of a plan of action of the Second Decade with new ambitious goals and objectives.

 

Outline of the event

 

10:00 – 10:40 OPENING

Speakers: UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Mr. Jean Todt, UNECE Executive Secretary Ms. Olga Algayerova

 

10:40 – 10:50 THE STOCKHOLM DECLARATION

Speakers: World Health Organization (Mr. Etienne Krug)

 

10:50 – 11:20 ENHANCED NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY SYSTEMS
Moderator: WP.1 Chair, Ms. Luciana Iorio
Panellists
  • The Netherlands (H.E. Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen),
  • EU Coordinator for Road Safety (Mr. Matthew Baldwin),
  • Director of UNECE Sustainable Transport Division (Mr. Yuwei Li),
  • iRAP (Mr. Rob McInerney)
 
11:20 – 11:50 RESOLUTION A/RES/74/299 AND THE NEXT STEPS FOR THE SECOND DECADE ACTION
Moderator: WP.1 Chair Ms. Luciana Iorio
Panellists
  • WHO (Mr. Nhan Tran),
  • Russian Federation (Mr. Dmitry Mitroshin),
  • Representatives of ESCWA (Mr. Moctar El Hacene), ESCAP (Mr. Weimin Ren) and IMMA (Mr. Rakesh Sharma)
 
11:50 – 12:00 CLOSING STATEMENTS (by the moderator)