Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

UNECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : Ethiopia to celebrate First African Road Safety Day

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
11/14/2012 | 08:45am CET

ECA Press Release 195/2012

Addis Ababa,13 November 2012 (ECA) -  The First African Road Safety Day will be celebrated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 18th 2012 jointly by the Government of Ethiopia, the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa and the World Health Organization.

According to the organizers, a UN General Assembly resolution proclaimed a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020in March 2010, with a goal of stabilizing and then reducing the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at national, regional and global levels.

The Decade would provide a timeframe for action to encourage political and resource commitments both globally and nationally. Development Partners could use the Decade as a stimulus to integrating road safety into their assistance programs, said the organizers.

They said low-income and middle-income countries could use the Decade to accelerate the adoption of effective road safety programs while high-income countries could use it to make progress in improving their road safety performance and to share experiences and knowledge with others.

Organizers expect that the "African Road Safety Day" would be used to remember road crash victims and to raise awareness on the need to take drastic measures to improve road safety to achieve the goals set for the Decade.

High level messages will be delivered by the Ethiopian Ministry of Transport, the Mayor of Addis Ababa, the AUC, ECA and the WHO to underscore the seriousness of the scourge of road accidents in Africa, their heavy socio-economic toll and the need to exert concerted efforts to minimize them significantly.

Issued by:

ECA Information and Communication Service
P.O. Box 3001
Addis Ababa Ethiopia

For highlights and more, follow us on:




distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
11:36a 3M : Halco USA and 3M Join Forces to Offer Customized Recloseable Fasteners
11:36a HEWLETT PACKARD : IoT Heading for Mass Adoption by 2019 Driven by Better-than-Expected Business Results; International study reveals IoT adopters are seeing strong gains in innovation and business efficiency, yet security remains a key concern with 84% reporting an IoT-related security breach
11:35a TNB TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD : Employees provident fund board reference no. cs2-28022017-00008
11:35a HONG KONG EXCHANGES AND CLEARING : Report on Initial Public Offering Applications, Delisting and Suspensions (As at 28 February 2017)
11:35a SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING : Inmarsat and VT iDirect partner on next generation DVB-S2X technology for Global Xpress
11:35a PERSHING SQUARE : Weekly NAV Press Release
11:35a PERSHING SQUARE : Weekly NAV Press Release
11:35a JARVIS SECURITIES : Exercise of Options
11:35a ISTAT ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI STATISTICA : Consumer prices (provisional)
11:35a DAIMLER : Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS – Outlook on the new pickup bearing the three-pointed star
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
-14.06%GO AHEAD : lowers full-year profit outlook due to Southern rail strike
-3.65%GREGGS : beats forecasts with 10 percent profit rise
4.07%Babcock says on track to achieve full-year targets
5.95%GKN : says will grow ahead of market after profit rises 12 percent
-2.11%ST JAMES PLACE : says CEO Bellamy to step down, shares lower
Most Read News
02/27 Facebook's virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order
02/27 TSX posts lowest close in 3 weeks as gold shares fall
02/27 Self-driving Nissan car takes to Europe's streets for first time
04:35a SAMSUNG C&T : Group dismantles nerve centre as chief faces bribery charge amid scandal
01:15aDJSAMSUNG ELECTRONICS : Heir Lee Jae-yong to Be Indicted on Bribery Charges
Most recommended articles
02/27 Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory
02/23DJVIVENDI : Full-Year Earnings Beat Estimates
05:29a FTSE steady as miners outweigh GKN, Babcock gains
05:20a BHP BILLITON : Coal revival means big stock bonuses at bankrupt Peabody
05:15a LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 RELIABILITY PULLED DOWN BY EARLY VERSIONS : U.S. official