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Stockholm Declaration

The Stockholm Declaration will be presented as the final outcome document of the Ministerial Conference. All citizens and organizations are now invited to contribute to this consultation on the draft Stockholm Declaration.

An opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons

At the request of the UN General Assembly, the Government of Sweden will host – in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) – the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety from 19-20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden under the theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030”. National delegations led by ministers of transport, health, interior and other sectors are expected to attend from more than 100 countries, as well as representatives of international agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector.

The Ministerial Conference will be an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons from implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020, chart future strategic directions for global road safety, and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies to save lives. The Ministerial Conference will also provide an opportunity to link road safety to other sustainability challenges reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Chairman’s conclusions, called the “Stockholm Declaration”, will be presented by the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Mr. Tomas Eneroth, as the final outcome document of the Ministerial Conference. Building on the Moscow Declaration of 2009 and the Brasilia Declaration of 2015 and UN General Assembly and World Health Assembly resolutions, the Stockholm Declaration will be ambitious and forward-looking and will connect road safety to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Stockholm Declaration will also reflect the recommendations of the Academic Expert Group and its independent and scientific assessments of progress made during the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and its proposals for a way forward.

Open consultation

The global character of the road safety challenge calls for international cooperation and partnerships across many sectors of society. Given this, the Government of Sweden has worked to ensure broad stakeholder engagement around the Stockholm Declaration. Although it will not go through a formal negotiation by Member States, the draft which is now open for consultation reflects input from colleagues from the Government of Sweden, UN Member States, UN agencies, civil society organizations and the international reference groups assisting to prepare the Ministerial Conference. All contributions which come forward as part of this open consultation process will be considered, however, please note that because the aim is to keep the Stockholm Declaration as concise as possible, all comments may not be reflected in the final version. All contributors are encouraged to offer comments in as succinct a form as possible and with a focus on forward-looking ideas. The Government of Sweden will take all final editorial decisions on the Stockholm Declaration. Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Responding to the questionnaire

All individuals and organizations are invited to contribute to this open consultation on the draft Stockholm Declaration. To do so, please complete this online questionnaire. The questionnaire is available in English and responses should be provided in English, Spanish or French.

 

Consultation period: 19 December 2019 – 21 January 2020

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