Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

What is the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and why is it important?

The Third Global Ministerial Conference (Ministerial Conference), held in the final year of the Decade of Action, aims to reach high-level consensus for continued global road safety targets and collaboration up to 2030. The Decade of Action has given road safety a strategic framework and built momentum in many countries, but more time is needed to see it fully take effect. It is therefore key that governments commit to a new target for road safety at the Ministerial Conference and integrate this into their national strategies and policies.

Who should attend?

The Ministerial Conference is primarily targeted at national government ministers and their delegations. It is also open to policymakers, corporations, academics, and NGOs working in road safety. However, space is limited and requests will be prioritized, with national government ministers given highest priority. Selected participants will receive an invitation in fall 2019.

What can I do?

You can make a difference for road safety simply by getting the right people from your government to attend the Ministerial Conference.

  1. Target ministers directly or through your government department contacts. Convince them why they should attend. Encourage them to request an invitation through the Ministerial Conference website HERE. We have created a template letter that you can use HERE.
  2. Invitations will automatically be sent to certain national government ministers. Ensure that your minister receives an invitation by submitting their name and title HERE.
  3. In fall 2019, check with the minister or their office to ensure that the minister has received the invitation. Ministers receive a lot of communication and the invitation could get lost or overlooked. Invitations will be issued in the fall and we will publish when these have been sent on our website and in our newsletter so that you know that they should have received it.

Read more about the Third Global Ministerial Conference on the official website HERE.

Alliance members will have received an email from the Alliance with a link to apply for an invitation.

Read how other NGOs have engaged their governments to attend Sweden:

#SpeakUp: I demand that my government attends Sweden 2020

Uganda on the Road to Sweden

 

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