Thursday, 6 March 2008
UN missions meet on resolution
Government delegations at the UN in New York held their first meeting today to discuss the drafting of a new UN resolution on global road safety. Convened by Fuad Al Hinai, the Omani Ambassador to the UN, the meeting brought together officials from nearly 50 governments, including the US, Russia, China, Japan, the UK and the EU. Countries including the Phillippines, Morocco, Thailand and Indonesia also participated. A briefing from the Make Roads Safe campaign was circulated at the meeting - a follow up meeting will be held next week.