Organized by the Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility, G4 Alliance, and co-sponsoring FIA Foundation and Missions including Czech Republic, Belize, Brazil, Georgia and Oman
Safe and sustainable mobility are integral to achieving the theme of the 2017 HLPF, ‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.’ As populations and motorization increase, it is the poorest who bear the greatest burden of unsafe roads. The health and life chances of millions are held back by inequitable access to mobility. Preventable road traffic crashes inflict immense economic costs on countries; huge financial burdens and pressure on health systems; and crushing debt on millions of families, often resulting in lost economic and educational opportunities.
This luncheon side event will be an opportunity to discuss key issues, solutions, and steps to reduce the toll of road traffic injuries. The event will bring together Ministers, Permanent Representatives, Ambassadors, the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, and experts from the WHO, NGOs, and the Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility, including UN Environment, UNICEF, Save the Children, World Resources Institute, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, and the FIA Foundation.
At the event, Ambassadors are invited to sign on to the speed vaccine campaign to reduce traffic speeds to a level safe for children. The campaign, endorsed by leading public health figures including Michael Bloomberg, Jimmy Carter, and Margaret Chan, builds on SDG 3.6, and the Habitat III New Urban Agenda calls for ‘a safe and healthy journey to school for every child as a priority.’
Please note, all attendees will need to have a UN badge to access the venue. If you do not have a UN badge, please indicate this in your RSVP so that a badge may be arranged for you. All badge holders are asked to meet outside at the corner of 45th and 1st Ave at 12:30pm.