The “2nd High Level Global Conference on Traffic Safety – Time of Results" aims to reaffirm the international community’s commitment towards the reduction of traffic accidents that are responsible for almost 1.3 million fatalities per year.
The event will take place at the International Convention Centre of Brazil (CICB), in Brasília (Federal District), and will have, among its objectives, to evaluate the progress of initiatives to reduce deaths and injuries that have occurred around the world through the Decade of Action for Road Safety from 2011 to 2020.
Led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the conference aims to reaffirm the commitment of the international community around policies, legislation, measures and actions that can halt the factors that cause 1.2 million deaths worldwide and physical trauma to another 30 to 50 million people due to traffic accidents every year.
A World Bank delegation, led by Managing Director Bertrand Badré and Senior Director Pierre Guislain will participate in the conference. This will be an opportunity to discuss with client governments good practices and to how best the World Bank can assist them to support their efforts in meeting the UN Decade of Action and SDG targets on road safety.
The World Bank Delegation will engage potential donors and current partners to explore the most effective way to scale up action, funding, and overall impact, stressing the importance of road safety for achieving the twin goals of the World Bank: eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity, measured as the income of the bottom 40 percent in any given country.