Monaco part of UN drive on road safety

Photo: DR
Photo: DR

The General Assembly launched United Nations Trust Fund for Road Safety on Thursday, April 12, the aim of which is to accelerate progress in improving road safety at the global level by filling gaps in resources.

Speaking at the launch, Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, said: “I welcome the establishment of the United Nations Trust Fund for Road Safety, which will increase our efforts, building on progress and experience acquired during the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

The Principality of Monaco has joined the 70 co-sponsors of the resolution presented by the Russian Federation. HE Mrs. Isabelle Picco emphasised the main principles of the policy of the Monegasque Government in road safety which primarily target young people and awareness through education to avoid the need for severe penalties to those who endanger the lives of others by breaking the rules of the highway code.

The Ambassador also underlined the commitment of the Monegasque Authorities for sustainable mobility and investments in infrastructures set up for the safety of users.

Member States will meet in Sweden in 2020 for the Third Global Conference on Road Safety, where they will take stock of the global plan for the Decade for Action in this area (2011-2020).

PHOTO: AV Gorovoy, First Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation, Saul Billingsley, Executive Director of the FIA Foundation, Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Amina J. Mohammed Vice-President Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Jean Todt, United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety. © DR