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UNECE member States’ ambassadors reaffirm commitment to road safety by signing “We drive by the rules” poster

Geneva – 29 March 2011 --

Ambassadors and Heads of national delegations attending UNECE’s 64th commission session reaffirmed today their commitment to road safety by signing the poster “We drive by the rules”.

This initiative represents a symbolic, personal commitment to the objectives of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 64/255 and the importance of road safety in the UNECE region and worldwide.

In his address to participants of the 64th commission session, UNECE Executive Secretary Ján Kubiš said: “I would like to invite all of you to support UNECE and the other United Nations regional commissions in their work to improve road safety during the Decade of Action for Road Safety, and beyond. Now is the time to act. Now is the time to contribute”.

All other participants to the Commission session as well as UNECE staff were also invited to sign the poster and commit to always “drive by the rules”.

This initiative will find an echo amongst UNECE member States in Belgrade, Serbia, on 27 April 2011 with the opening of a 3-day conference on road safety to mark the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) in the UNECE region.

For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Eva Molnar
Director
UNECE Transport Division
or
Mr. Michalis P. Adamantiadis
Chief, Transport Facilitation and Economics Section
UNECE Transport Division
Phone: +41 (0)22 917 24 01
E-mail:  infotransport@unece.org

Ref: ECE/TRANS/11/P06