Tuesday, 09 August 2022

 

 

LATEST NEWS Raghav Chadha urges External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to bring Mandeep Kaur’s Mortal remains back to India Pending VAT cases to be resolved within four months : Harpal Singh Cheema Fatigue, headache among top symptoms of long Covid Achanta Sharath Kamal wins gold, Sathiyan clinches bronze in men's singles table tennis I played a bit more patiently, that gave me a lot of confidence : Lakshya Sen 'Games of Thrones' star Sean Bean says intimacy coordinators 'spoil the spontaneity' Ankit Tiwari gives another romantic treat to fans with 'Jaaniya' Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Wanindu Hasaranga among big-ticket sign-ons for UAE's ILT20 'Attack on states' authority': Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann opposes Electricity Amendment Bill Maha cabinet expansion likely on Tuesday, hints Eknath Shinde Aamir Khan hasn't seen SS Rajamouli's magnum opus 'RRR' Lakshya Sen gets India's 20th gold medal after beating Ng Tze Yong in men's singles badminton Previous CMs absence from Niti Aayog meetings harmed state's interests : Malvinder Singh Kang Treatment plants for waste water coming from Rajasthan : Manohar Lal Khattar Google again sues Sonos for copying smart speaker, voice control tech Jennifer Lopez helped resurrect her acting career : Jane Fonda As a batting, bowling team we have a lot to do : Nicholas Pooran Duleep Trophy to kick-start Indian domestic season 2022-23, Irani Cup makes a return Have been an ardent fan of Anurag Kashyap's cinema : Armaan Malik Tried to keep things simple; the talk is to be adaptable : Arshdeep Singh England all-rounder Emma Lamb voted ICC Women's Player of the Month for July

 

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for more holistic approach to road safety

Antonio Guterres, United Nations, Secretary General, International Leader

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

United Nations , 01 Jul 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a more holistic approach to road safety.He made the remarks on Thursday at a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on improving road safety, Xinhua news agency reported.

Guterres said that road fatalities are closely linked to poor infrastructure, unplanned urbanisation, lax social protection and healthcare systems, limited road safety literacy and persistent inequalities both within and between countries.

Meanwhile, he pointed out that unsafe roads are a key obstacle to development."Traffic accidents can push entire families into poverty through either the loss of a breadwinner or the costs associated with lost income and prolonged medical care," he said, noting that developing countries lose between 2 and 5 per cent of GDP every year because of them.

UN agencies have set goals of cutting road traffic deaths and injuries by half by 2030 and promote sustainable mobility with safety at its core.To achieve the goals need more ambitious and urgent action to reduce the biggest risks such as speeding, and increased financing for sustainable and safe infrastructure and investments in cleaner mobility and greener urban planning, the UN chief said.

"And we need to adopt a more holistic approach to road safety," he added."This means better integrating road safety in national policies from education, health and transport to climate mitigation, land-use planning and disaster response," he said.

The Secretary-General called on all member states to accede to UN road safety conventions and implement whole-of-society action plans, taking a strong prevention approach.He also urged all donors to scale up much-needed financial and technical contributions through the UN Road Safety Fund.

"Together, we can save lives, support development, and steer our world to safer roads ahead, leaving no one behind," he added.

 

Tags: Antonio Guterres , United Nations , Secretary General , International Leader

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD