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11/09/2019 News

Young People Around the World Unite for Road Safety

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The third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety will be held in Stockholm on February 19 and 20, 2020, attended by delegations from all over the world. It has two objectives: to review U.N.-coordinated measures put in place over the last ten years and to set new targets for the coming decade that, among other things, address sustainable development issues. Total, renowned for its expertise as a major player in road safety, and for its commitment to this cause through the Total Foundation corporate citizenship program, has been invited to take part in the conference as a private-sector representative.

A number of official events leading up to the conference will allow participants to make their contribution to the 2030 objectives. For example, the second World Youth Assembly for Road Safety organized by NGO YOURS (Youth for Road Safety) will take place on February 18, 2020. In keeping with its determination to make young people the focus of its commitment, Total Foundation is supporting this initiative as it gives 15-29 year olds the opportunity to express their views. Ahead of the assembly, working groups on every continent will establish their priorities and proposed action plans.

Some 200 young people will take part in the event, where they will draft an official statement to be provided to the ministers in attendance. They will also present tangible projects to promote road safety, the ten best of which will receive financial support.

Young people are a unique driver of change. By combining our forces, we will be able to find innovative solutions to make society a more inclusive place,” said Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice President, Civil Society Engagement at Total and Managing Director of Fondation Total.