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On February 17, 2020, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari represented India at the 3rd global Conference on Road Safety. The Conference aimed at achieving Global Goals 2030. It was held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The conference was held in collaboration with WHO and World Bank. The conference aims at renewing the commitment of the world community towards road safety. The participated leaders will prepare ways to achieve UN Decade of Action of reducing road crashes by 2030.
The Decade of Action
The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety was proclaimed in March 2010 for the decade 2011-20. The plan included 4 pillars as follows
- To strengthen institutional Capacity
- To improve road safety for pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.
- To widely use crash avoidance technologies such as anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control.
- To encourage and develop adoption of road safety such as seat-belt wearing, helmet wearing, speeding, drinking and driving, etc.
According to the United Nations, more than 1.3 million people die every year due to road traffic crashes and more than 20 to 50 million get injured.
Tags: Conferences • Events • Road Accidents • Road Safety • UN Road Safety Collaboration
The Munich Security Conference is being held in Germany between February 14, 2020 and February 16, 2020. The Conference was attended by External Affairs minister Jaishankar representing India.
The Minister met his counterparts of Georgia, Portugal and Lithuania on the sidelines of the conference. The minister his Portugal Counterpart as a backdrop of its President visiting India. With Portugal to preside over the leadership of the European Union council, there are good opportunities for India to extend its relations with European Union.
Munich Security Conference
The Conference is one of the world’s leading forum that debates on international security policy. Every year more than 350 officials from 70 countries attend the conference. It includes heads of the states, members of parliaments, representatives of armed forces, business, media. etc. It was founded in 1963.
The other events conducted on the sidelines of the summit include Cyber Security Summit and Energy Security Summit. The cyber Security Summit was first launched in 2012. The Energy security summit was first started in 2013.
Tags: cyber security • Energy Security • European Union • Germany • India-EU