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Safe and sustainable roads for the MDGs

22 September, 2010

The UN Environment Programme, UN development expert Dr. Kevin Watkins, and a range of Member States and stakeholders will look at how the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety can be integrated into the wider development framework in order to help achieve the MDGs.

A new report by Dr. Kevin Watkins to be launched and discussed at the Side Event will outline an agenda for helping to achieve the MDGs through the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Contributions from the UN Environment Programme, the African Union, NGOs, international donors and a range of Member States are scheduled to be made. Recommendations for further steps to help meet the MDG agenda by improving global road safety before and after 2015 will be made.

There will also be a photo opportunity involving the high level dignitaries at the event. Those invited inlcude Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Prime Minister of Moldova, Director General of WHO Margaret Chan and global road safety ambassador, actress Michelle Yeoh. The event will be the official unveiling of the new symbol for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

This is a Side Event to MDG Summit 2010 - High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly

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Date 22 September, 2010
Organizer United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
External Link www.makeroadssafe.org
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