3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety

News:Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways will represent India at the 3rd High Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030 in Stockholm,Sweden.

Facts:

About the conference:

  • It is organised by the World Health Organization(WHO) in association with the World Bank and minister-led delegations from more than 80 countries.
  • The objective of the conference is to bring road safety on the global agenda and renew the commitment of the world community towards road safety.
  • Theme:Achieving Global Goals 2030

Additional information:

About Brasilia Declaration:

  • The Brasilia declaration was signed at the Second Global High-Level conference on Road Safety held in Brazil in 2015.
  • The declaration lays down recommendations on strengthening existing legislations, adopting sustainable transport and strengthening post-crash response. 
  • The declaration also calls upon countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 which calls to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020.
  • The United Nations has also declared 2010-2020 as the decade of action for Road Safety.
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