P(A)T attends the 3rd Ministerial Conference for Road Safety that will take place on February 19 and 20 in Stockholm

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P(A)T attends the 3rd Ministerial Conference for Road Safety that will take place on February 19 and 20 in Stockholm

Government ministers, senior officials and NGOs from more than 100 countries will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, from February 19-20 to agree on a new global road safety agenda for 2030 with the goal of halving road deaths and injuries. for traffic accidents, in line with the global objectives agreed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations.

“The fact that 1.35 million lives are lost each year due to traffic accidents is an outrage. Paying for mobility is an unacceptable price,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Stockholm Declaration will emerge from the Ministerial Conference, which calls for strong political will and international cooperation, as well as collaboration between many sectors of society. The Declaration will present key recommendations for action to drive the halving of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.

Stockholm Declaration: https://www.roadsafetysweden.com/about-the-conference/stockholm-declaration/

Despite the efforts, the governments of the world assume that millions of people will continue to die in the world during the next decade and therefore an adequate post-accident response and care services for victims are essential to guarantee the right to quality life of all those affected, current and future.

For this reason, during the consultation phase of the Stockholm Declaration, P(A)T has demanded that there be more direct mentions in relation to the protection of the rights of victims and their families, being fair that society give them a response of according to the avoidable catastrophe that traffic accidents entail.

Specifically, it has requested that support for victims of trafficking be included, responding to their needs to recover their physical, psychological and emotional health, from a comprehensive and inclusive approach in society, guaranteeing a legal and judicial system that protects victims, require criminal and civil responsibilities from the perpetrators as a deterrent and establish compensation for the damages suffered with fair and prompt compensation that contribute to a better quality of life for the victims.

It has also requested that the observance of the World Day in Memory of Traffic Victims be included as a way to recognize the suffering of the victims and to make society aware of the terrible consequences of traffic accidents.

Beyond preventing human suffering and major economic loss, addressing road traffic deaths and injuries has a positive impact on all aspects of society and development, including those related to the environment, climate change, education, jobs, energy, poverty, human rights and equality, as outlined in the SDG targets.