The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Ministry of Interior, participated in the 2nd Global Conference on Road Safety organized by the United Nations. The conference was recently held in the city of Brasilia, Brazil in the presence of Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil.

A total of 122 countries as well as representatives of international, regional, sub regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and the private sector concerned with road safety, participated in the conference.

The UAE’s participation in this conference reflects its keenness to follow up the developments and exchange expertise and experiences with various countries and international organizations specialized in the area of roads and road safety and security systems.

The MoI’s delegation was headed by Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination at the Ministry of Interior and included Brigadier Khamis Ishaq, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police; Colonel Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department in Ras Al Khaimah; Lt. Colonel Dr. Ali Khalfan Al Naqbi, from the Directorate General of Traffic Coordination at the Ministry of Interior.

During the conference, a number of topics and main themes related to traffic safety have been reviewed and discussed, in addition to the exchange of expertise in this area. The most important results that are expected to be realized in raising the level of traffic safety have been also discussed in order to preserve the human wealth and material gains achieved.

The conference also reviewed the outcomes of the work contract 2011- 2020 on road safety through the strategy set by the United Nations and the World Health Organization in order to reduce traffic accident fatalities on the roads.

Concluding the conference, participants agreed on the "Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety" which included several actions and recommendations related to enhancing road safety management strategies and improving legislations; enforcing traffic laws in order to reduce traffic accidents and improve safety and mobility on roads to provide safety for vehicles; raise the level of awareness and education on road users’ safety; and improve the measures taken after the occurrence of traffic accidents.
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