3rd Meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
The 3rd Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, 14-15 November in London, United Kingdom, was hosted by WHO upon invitation from the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. Seventy-four participants from forty-seven organizations attended, representing United Nations agencies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and foundations. During the meeting participants reported on achievements since the second meeting of the collaboration in March 2005; finalized the goal and objectives for the collaboration; discussed in small working groups specific issues related to road safety, including data collection and indicators, policy, capacity development, alcohol and speed, seat belts and helmets, and infrastructure; and shared preliminary thinking on plans for the First United Nations Global Road Safety Week to be held in April 2007. The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution A/58/L "Improving global road safety", in which WHO and the United Nations Regional Commissions were invited to act as coordinator for road safety across the United Nations system. This mandate was reaffirmed in October 2005, through United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/60/L.8.