President Macron commits France to support the new United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund with funding of three million euro
In the scope of the FIA High Level Panel, 57 leading personalities (including Vito Ippolito, FIM President), from both the public and private sectors, committed to road safety worldwide were received at the City Hall by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, herself a member of this panel, the members met also at the FIA headquarters at Place de la Concorde, and were then hosted in the evening at the Palais de l'Elysée by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.
On this occasion, President Macron announced a contribution of three million euros, which constitutes a first step, to the UN Road Safety Trust Fund from France, through the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), in particular for road safety projects in Africa, where the road mortality rate is on average three times higher than in Europe. The President of the Republic also stressed that road safety is one of the priorities of French development aid policy.
The FIM, across its beyond sport initiatives and more specifically within the We The Riders campaign is constantly providing education around the issue of Road Safety and the initiatives will grow even more in 2019.