UN Special Envoy for Road Safety

A multi-stakeholder meeting with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety was held at the UN headquarters in Geneva on 1 October.

The consultation was jointly hosted by UNECE and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, and involved more than more than 40 NGOs from around the world. KNPO is a member of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. The meeting aimed to clarify objectives, develop working methods and provide an open and transparent forum for multi-stakeholder engagement in the global work on road safety.

An Action Plan was presented with the following four priorities:

  1. Promote global partnership to support the design and implementation of strategies and activities to improve road safety.
  2. Advocate with governments, civil society and the private sector for the promotion of road safety, particularly in countries with a high level or road fatalities and injuries.
  3. Participate in global and regional conferences and meetings on road safety.
  4. Advocate the accession to, and more effective implementation of, United Nations road safety legal instruments.

A draft summary of the meeting is available here.