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Global Goals agreed in Brasilia

22 November 2015

More than 70 ministerial-level government delegations and 2000 multi-sectoral participants meeting at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety have agreed the 'Brasilia Declaration' to "intensify both national action and international cooperation" to meet the road safety targets included in the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Brasilia Declaration reiterates support for the Decade of Action and calls on governments to meet objectives set out in the Global Plan of the Decade, including the need for legislative progress to raise the proportion of countries with laws for the main ‘risk factors’ to at least 50% by 2020; adoption of minimum UN vehicle safety regulations, including electronic stability control as standard, by 2020; and infrastructure safety improvements. It also breaks new ground with a strong emphasis on equitable access to safe mobility, and a call for mainstream road safety and sustainable mobility within the New Urban Agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Urban Development and Housing (Habitat III) in 2016.

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil said: "In five years, I hope we can reflect on the Decade of Action for Road Safety in a positive light and build on the success into the next decade".

Member States, UN organizations, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and private sector entities were invited to share their comments and suggestions related to the zero draft of the “Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety”, which had been prepared through a preliminary process of consultation with the “Friends of the Decade”, in November 2014 and March 2015. Following this web-based consultation which closed on 2 May 2015, the negotiation process continued on an intergovernmental basis on 5 June 2015 with a reading of the first draft in English. The English text was finalized and adopted "ad ref" during a third intergovernmental negotiation on 3-4 September 2015. The final version  was adopted in Brasilia on 19 November 2015. Read the Brasilia Declaration here:

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