FIM prepares for United Nations meetings in New York 12-13 April 2018
In addition to the launch of the new UN road safety fund (reported earlier in news) the UN Road Safety Collaboration has several major items on the two-day agenda.
Discussions will take place on the planning and venue for the next UN inter-ministerial high-level conference. The first was held at the start of the UN Decade of Action in Moscow followed by a mid- term review in Brasilia in 2015. These discussions will be led by the Swedish government.
The UN RSC is an advisory body to the UN so the final decision will not be taken at these meetings.
Next of the agenda is a presentation by British member of parliament Mr Barry Sheerman. He will speak about the new network for transport ministers from across the world to get together and exchange experiences.
Day one will conclude with a planning session for the next UN road safety week.
Delegates are then invited to a reception hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the US National Association for City Transport Officials. Bloomberg Philanthropies (founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg) has been a major donor of funds for use in road safety work.
Day two will see delegates taking part in separate meetings on different topics and reporting back to the final plenary session. In the absence of Mr David Ward, FIM’s John Chatterton-Ross will chair the meeting on safer vehicles.
FIM Commission Director Jesper Christensen will also be present. With two delegates FIM will be able to cover more topics in the parallel sessions.