Next 'Deliver It' will be at High Level Meeting - Brazil


SaveKidsLives 2015

As the Third UN Global Road Safety Week reached its climax earlier this month, we saw massive concerted effort from all around the world and a commitment to #SaveKidsLives. Now that the week is over and the campaign continues, #SaveKidsLives committee redirect the momentum to the next 'Deliver It' milestone which will be the 2nd High Level Meeting on Road Safety in November, Brazil. Here #SaveKidsLives committee will deliver the new target signatures of 500,000 signatures the global stakeholders of road safety.

In April 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) welcomed the Brazilian Government's offer to host the Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety through a resolution entitled “Improving global road safety”. The Conference will take place in Brasilia, Brazil on 18-19 November 2015, during the week in which many groups around the world mark the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is estimated that the Conference will bring together over 1,500 participants from 150 countries, among them Ministers of Health, Cities, Transport, and Interior; senior officials from United Nations agencies; representatives of civil society; and business leaders.

This Second Conference is inspired by and follows the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, held in Russia in 2009, which gathered more than 70 ministers and 1,500 participants from around the world. The main outcome was a Declaration urging the United Nations to call for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Launched officially in May 2011, the Decade of Action aims at saving 5 million lives during this ten-year period. The Second Conference is a reaction to a serious public health problem that affects countries socially and economically, in particular low- and middle-income countries.

During the event, the #SaveKidsLives campaign will be featured and a creative event will take place to deliver the signatures to the campaign to global leaders vested in the road safety field. To find out more about the Brazil meeting, follow this link.