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20.05.2015

RUSSIA IS READY TO RENDER ASSISTANCE OF BRAZIL IN PREPARATION OF THE SECOND WORLD MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON TRAFFIC SAFETY


The deputy minister of internal affairs of the Russian Federation police colonel general Victor Kiryanov participated in a meeting on safety issues of traffic which took place within the 68th session of the World assembly of health care in the Palace of Nations – the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva.

Action took place at the initiative of the government of Brazil. During a meeting participants discussed the course of preparation of the Second world ministerial conference on traffic safety which is planned to carry out in November of this year in the capital of Brazil.

In the performance Victor Kiryanov, in particular, told that, having become in 2009 the main organizer of the First world ministerial conference on traffic safety, Russia passes on baton to the government of Brazil. Having experience of preparation of world-class so large-scale action, the Russian side is ready to render necessary assistance to the Brazilian colleagues in the organization and carrying out conference.

Having noted that traffic safety still remains to one of the most actual problems of modern society, Victor Kiryanov focused attention of the audience that carrying out in 2009 in Moscow the First world ministerial conference on traffic safety, adoption of "The Moscow declaration" and the start of Decade of actions which followed it gave a new impulse to efforts of the states in overcoming of the major problems of the present.

The global plan of implementation of Decade of actions developed by World Health Organization formed the basis of national policy of many states on decrease in road and transport traumatism, and also put ambitious, but attainable aims in this sphere. According to Victor Kiryanov, purposeful steps of the world community on decrease in level of traumatism as a result of road accident brought positive results. So, within the last several years in many states the tendency to reduction of mortality on roads is noted.

In particular, in Russia in ten years during which the problem of global crisis in area of traffic safety is on the agenda the UN, mortality on the Russian roads it was reduced by 22%. The transport risk considering a gain of park of vehicles decreased almost twice. More than by 1,5 times child mortality, twice – quantity of cases of death of pedestrians decreased.

The deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia emphasized that during the developing and realization of national actions for increase of traffic safety Russia accurately follows the recommendations of the United Nations containing including, in resolutions of General Assembly, and also in documents of World Health Organization.

Victor Kiryanov expressed confidence that the Second ministerial conference which will take place in Brazil, will become not only a platform for leading of intermediate results of realization of Decade of actions on traffic safety. In his opinion, the Brazilian conference will give the chance to exchange experience of the different countries, to analyse progress and failures, and also will become incentive for further development and activization of activity in this direction at the global, regional and national levels. Such collective work will help not only to prevent death of hundreds of thousands of people, but also will promote steady social and economic progress around the world.

Source: "The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia" Official site of the State traffic inspectorate.

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