First United Nations Global Road Safety Week - 23-29 April 2007

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week - 23-29 April 2007

The First United Nations Global Road Safety Week focuses on young road users, and is an historic opportunity to raise the issue of road traffic injuries to a higher level.

During the Week, it is expected that hundreds of initiatives – local, national, regional and global – will take place around the world, organized by governments, nongovernmental organizations, UN and other international agencies, private sector companies, foundations and others working for safer roads.

The key global event will be the World Youth Assembly for Road Safety, bringing together in Geneva, Switzerland, delegations of young people from many countries. They will discuss and adopt a youth declaration on road safety and define ways to better serve as road safety advocates in their countries.

Road Safety Week was called for in a UN General Assembly Resolution in October 2005. It is hoped the events of the Week will serve as launching points for new and effective road safety initiatives in the years ahead.

The main objectives of this First United Nations Global Road Safety Week 2007 are to:

* Raise awareness about the societal impact of road traffic injuries, highlighting the risks for young road users.
* Promote action around key factors which have a major impact on preventing road traffic injuries: helmets, seat-belts, drink driving, speeding and infrastructure.

The slogan for the Week, "Road Safety is No Accident", highlights the fact that road safety happens not by accident, but through the deliberate efforts on the part of many individuals and many sectors of society - governmental and nongovernmental alike.

Warm Regards,
Sailesh Mishra
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