The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Excessive Diploma Panel (HLP) for Road Security met this Wednesday, 28 October in Monaco, at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), in the presence of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco; Jean Todt, FIA President and the UN Secretary-Basic’s Special Envoy for Road Security; Michelle Yeoh, actor and producer, United International locations Style Programme Goodwill Ambassador and HLP Spokesperson; Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe; Jean-Charles Decaux, CEO of JCDecaux Global; Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former United International locations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights; Violeta Bulc, former European Commissioner for Transport (by videoconference); Olga Algayerova, Government Secretary of UNECE; Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Ministry of Transport (by videoconference); Luis Alberto Moreno, former President of the InterAmerican Style Financial institution (IDB, by videoconference), Lord Sebastian Coe, President of World Athletics; David Lappartient, President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI); Jorge Viegas, President of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM); Gianni Infantino, President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA, by videoconference); and Professor Gérard Saillant, sports doctor and President of the FIA Clinical Rate.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Basic, and Adina Vālean, European Commissioner for Transport, also opened the assembly with video messages.
The HLP is an FIA physique bringing together 82 leading personalities from every the public and non-public sectors committed to boulevard security worldwide. Since its creation at the initiative of Jean Todt five years ago, the HLP has been working in particular on the financing of boulevard safety features, particularly in growing worldwide locations. The HLP has thus supported the continuing effort to crimson meat up boulevard crashes statistics by contributing to the implementation of regional observatories in Africa and Asia, in partnership with the World Financial institution, the Asian Style Financial institution and the Global Transport Forum. It also supports the mission to elongate compulsory third-event insurance coverage in different Latin American worldwide locations, in cooperation with the Inter-American Style Financial institution. At last, in association with the United International locations Ambiance Programme, the HLP is supporting the mission to crimson meat up the stipulations for importing outmoded autos to the African continent.
By ability of financing, the HLP contributed to the mission to value a United International locations Road Security Fund, which became launched in April 2018 at a United International locations Basic Meeting in Fresh York, in the presence and beneath the impetus of Jean Todt. On the identical time, the HLP is calling for to identify modern financing mechanisms and is in the intervening time working with the World Financial institution on fundraising protocols with non-public merchants.
Held eight months after the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Security, which took suppose in Stockholm in February, the assembly of 28 October in Monaco tackled in particular, the matter of classes realized from the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to mobility and boulevard security at the arena stage.
Discussions centered in particular on the necessity to further mobilise necessary partners such as automobile producers, fresh gamers in electric mobility and insurance coverage corporations, in give an explanation for to create modern and sustainable financing mechanisms, as neatly as on the urgency to enhance prevention campaigns at local stage.
The contributors of the HLP expressed their make stronger for the resolution adopted by the United International locations Basic Meeting on 18 August, wherein the Member States committed to intensifying their efforts in the direction of boulevard security over the following ten years.
HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, the host of the event, acknowledged:
“I’m ecstatic to welcome Mr Jean Todt and the contributors of the FIA Excessive Diploma Panel in Monaco, who like me, are committed to boulevard security. This year 2020, which has modified our day-to-day lives and lifestyles, is a year of consolidation of the actions establish in suppose by the FIA Excessive Diploma Panel to battle against mortality on the roads, particularly in growing worldwide locations. We must unite our efforts in the carrier of this place off”.
Michelle Yeoh, HLP Spokesperson, acknowledged:
“2020 is a pivotal year for boulevard security: the fresh United International locations decade of motion which incorporates courageous courageous initiatives has been launched. The time for motion is now! FIA Excessive-Diploma Panel is extra committed and motivated to search out and create progress in saving lives as seen at the assembly in Monaco. On behalf of President Jean Todt and HLP contributors, we thank HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco and ACM President Michel Boéri for net hosting us.”