The UN General Assembly will hold a high‑level meeting on improving global road safety in July 2022, as mandated in A/RES/75/308 adopted in July 2021. The meeting will take place back-to-back with the 2022 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
The 2030 Agenda contains two targets specifically addressing road safety: SDG target 3.6, to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes (on which the UNGA passed a resolution in August 2020); and SDG target 11.2, to improve road safety in the provision of access to transport systems and expanding public transport.
The theme of the high-level meeting will be ‘The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery,’ and it is expected to result in a political decision. The high-level meeting aims to:
- address gaps and challenges,
- mobilize political leadership,
- promote multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration, and
- assess the progress made in attaining the objectives of the road safety-related SDG targets.
The high-level meeting will comprise an opening segment, a plenary segment, up to three multi-stakeholder thematic panel discussions and a brief closing segment. The themes of the multi-stakeholder panels will take into consideration the road safety-related SDG targets and their implementation gaps.
Organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting are to be finalized by the UNGA President.
date: 5 July 2022 [tentative]
location: New York City, US