6th Meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration hosted in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

The 6th Meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) was held 27-28 February 2007, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Oman Police at the new Royal Oman Police Traffic Safety Institute. The meeting was opened by His Excellency Ambassador Talib Meran Al Raisi from Oman's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The 38 international participants represented a number of global road safety organizations, NGOs, donors, and the private sector. In addition, there were approximately 25 participants representing Omani government agencies, NGOs and private sector companies.

A key focus of the meeting was the preparations for the First UN Global Road Safety Week, to be held from 23-29 April 2007. The focus of the Week will be on “young road users”, with a number of advocacy events being held in countries and regions around the world.

The Sultanate of Oman's role in spearheading the road safety debate on the UN General Assembly resolutions was acknowledged and the possibility of a further resolution was explored.

Working groups were held on the topics previously defined by the Collaboration, specifically: data collection, the development and implementation of the good practice guides; infrastructure, and fleet safety. Discussions included the finalization of good practice manuals on drink-driving, seat-belts, development of a lead agency, and progress on implementation of helmet programmes in a number of ASEAN countries. Plans to hold a working group meeting on infrastructure in London in June 2007 were also made. The working group on fleet safety defined steps to increase efforts in this area in UN and other humanitarian organizations.

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