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09 to 10 August 2022 | By invitation only

Road safety is among our great sustainable transport development challenges. Despite several global and regional interventions, the challenge remained unresolved during the last decade as targeted in the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020).1  As a follow-up, on 31 August 2020, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 74/299 2 on improving global road safety which proclaimed the period 2021–2030 as the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety generating a hope amidst the wreckage on the roads. As requested in the above Resolution, a Global Task Force led by the World Health Organization working together with the UN Regional Commissions including ESCAP developed a “Global Plan: Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030”3 which was launched globally on 28 October 2021.

At its 4th session, the Ministerial Conference on Transport held in Bangkok and online in December 2021 adopted the Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific 2022-20263 which identified road safety as one of the priority areas for the region. The Regional Action Programme includes the development and endorsement of a regional plan of action for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 in line with the Global Plan as one of its activities and indicators of achievement.

In response to the resolution 78/3 Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific which requested the Executive Secretary to support members and associate members of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in the implementation of the Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific (2022–2026)4 and in line with and supplementing the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, this draft Regional Road Safety Plan is prepared to serve as a guiding document to support the implementation of the objectives to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 per cent from 2021 to 2030 and the continued action through 2030 to achieve all the road safety-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, including target 3.6.

The ESCAP secretariat will organize a 2-day Regional Meeting on the “Regional Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety” in a hybrid format in Bangkok on 9-10 August 2022. The objective of the meeting will be to present the draft “Regional Plan for Asia and the Pacific: the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety” and to facilitate discussion among the meeting participants including Government officials from the ESCAP member countries, international organizations, non-government organizations, research institutions, and academia. The finalized Regional Plan will be presented to the Committee on Transport of ESCAP, at its seventh session, to be held in November this year for its endorsement. 

1 https://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/plan/plan_english.pdf
2 https://undocs.org/en/A/RES/74/299
3 https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/d8files/event-documents/EN_MCT_5_…
4 https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/global-plan-for-the-decade-of-a…
 

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