In 2020, the third global ministerial conference on road safety will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Achieving Global Goals

Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

Every year, 1.35 million deaths occur on the world’s roads according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This makes road crashes the eighth leading cause of death. The goal for the UN is set to halve the number of deaths and injuries resulting from road traffic accidents between 2010 and 2020. To reduce the fatality rate, more investments in road safety are required.

In 2020, the third global high-level conference on road safety will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. It will mark the conclusion of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and set a global agenda for the next decade.

Minister-led delegations from more than 80 countries are expected to attend as well as representatives from the industry, the science community and international institutions and organizations.

Volvo Group is closely involved as a member of the High-level Consultative Committee for the conference, and several representatives from the company will attend in various ways. 

Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt will, together with Safety Director Peter Kronberg, Vice President Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Niklas Gustafsson and President & Managing Director for Volvo Group India Kamal Bali, host the launch ceremony of the bilateral Sweden Indian Transport Innovation and Safety (SITIS) partnership. This partnership is a concrete deliverable as a result of the Joint Declaration on Sweden‐India Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future between Sweden and India from April 2018. The mission is to leverage the know‐how of India and Sweden to accelerate progress and deployment of safe and sustainable transport solutions and actionable policies, contributing to significant progress of the Indian transport system.

Martin Lundstedt will also have the honor of closing the high-level conference proceedings by speaking about the private sector’s role in making progress on road safety by 2030.

Youth

Global youth movement for safety

Volvo Group is also a main partner for the second World Youth Assembly for Road Safety, which will take place as an official pre-event of the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. The Assembly aims to unite young people from (inter) governmental organizations, civil society, and the private sector from around the world, and will further energize the global (youth) movement for road safety. Youth participants of the Assembly will be empowered with new knowledge, skills and resources and begin to map the ways they can take action in their countries through advocacy and campaigning. A bridge will be built with current decision-makers, with a clear path of follow-up and future meaningful youth participation securing the next generation of leaders.

Volvo Group will be represented in the assembly by five young safety ambassadors from India, Brazil, and China. They have been chosen for their skills and engagement in safety issues. After the event they will continue to be advocates for new ways to spread knowledge and take actions to increase road safety. The ambassadors’ work can be followed through Volvo Group social media channels.

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