EVENT



Kunhadi at the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety

18-11-2015

Government ministers and their partners in key decision-making roles from all over the world gathered for the second time in history in the Second Global Conference on Road Safety to address enhancing road safety around the world.

The first Global Conference on Road Safety was held in Moscow in 2009, where Kunhadi was the only delegate from Lebanon, and led to the implementation of the Decade for Action on Road Safety 2011-2020, a ten-year action plan to halve the number of traffic victims globally.

The conference that took place on November 18 and 19 in Brazilia, gathered around 1500 delegates from more than 100 countries, including ministers of health transportation and interior, senior officials from the United Nations agencies, representatives of civil society and business leaders to review the progress in the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, define the next steps at global and national levels, and set a milestone in road safety. 


The need for results is made even stronger after Road Safety targets have been included in the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN members in August 2015. 

Main topics included:

- the improvement of law enforcement on road safety
- the improvement of roads and safe infrastructures
- the enhancement of vehicles safety
- the enhancement of emergency trauma care systems for traffic victims

Kunhadi, represented by its Vice President Mrs. Lena Gebrane, was the only Lebanese organization participating in the Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety.