Friday, 16 Apr 2021
The first meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Forum for Road Safety Legislators: Leadership, Legislation and Data, hosted by the sultanate commenced at the InterContinental Muscat on Tuesday.

Experts review regional road safety situation

The meeting, is becoming organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) beneath the patronage of H E Dr Mohammed bin Saif al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs in MoH in the presence of Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO representative to the sultanate.

The 3-day meeting is becoming attended by 78 specialists representing 15 nations of the Eastern Mediterranean Region along with professionals from Spain, Finland, Sweden and the Philippines. The meeting aims to review the regional road safety situation primarily based on the findings of the international status report on road safety 2018, with unique concentrate on leadership, legislation, adolescents and youth.

It also seeks to present the progress produced by the Regional Forum of Road Safety Legislators which includes discussion of a proposed Regional Initiative on Road Safety Legislation, examine the function or significance of information in priority setting, policy-producing and strategic preparing as nicely as to agree on the way forward and a adhere to-up mechanism.

The meeting will also talk about a quantity of researches and operating papers of international professionals in the field of well being and transportation addressing the regional point of view of road safety and the international context of visitors safety policies and other individuals.

It also seeks to launch a regional network for the parliamentary legislators in the field of road safety, agree on its governance structure, as nicely as the future necessary procedures.

It highlights participants’ vision on building a proposed regional framework to accelerate procedures towards reaching international objectives of road safety with concentrate on adolescents and youth.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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