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Launch of the Road Safety Initiative at the 51st Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors

The launch of the Road Safety Initiative by Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno at the event in Cancun on March 19, 2010 was a highlight of the meeting. The event was attended by a number of prominent figures on behalf of different governments in the region and some of the Bank's Governors. 

  • Speech by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno at the launch of the Road Safety Initiative.

First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety

Held in Moscow in November 2009, this event was attended by top world leaders, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, alongside representatives from various United Nations and civil society organizations. 

Conference attendees made a call to action for the significant rise and global impact of road accidents to be addressed. They also pledged to review the implementation status of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and shared information and experiences on road safety. The meeting concluded with the adoption of the Declaration of Moscow, which invited the United Nations to proclaim 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

2009 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

The main outcome of this meeting, which was held in New York City, was that the IDB pledged to launch the Road Safety Initiative and call on its strategic partners, in both the public and private sector, for them to jointly raise funds and promote actions to step up road safety measures in Latin America and the Caribbean.

First Meeting on Road Safety of Iberoamerica and the Caribbean

At this meeting, held in Madrid, Spain in February 2009, the IDB pledged to move forward in building consensus on road safety principles, criteria, and best practices through support extended to the countries in the region.This support would primarily go toward the development of national road safety plans and strategies, in addition to efforts promoting the implementation of the recommendations found in the World Health Organization's Global Status Report on Road Safety.

At Work in the Pacific Corridor Buckle Up! Use Your Helmet!
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    At Work in the Pacific Corridor

    In this road of critical importance for trade, Mesoamerican countries are identifying needed investments in infrastructure and road safety, such as road expansions, proper signage and expedited border crossings.
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    Buckle Up!

    As part of the Global Alliance on Road Safety, the IDB joins forces with Sesame Street and FIA Foundation to raise awareness among children and youth on the importance of seat belt use to prevent fatal road accidents.
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    Use Your Helmet!

    As part of the Global Alliance on Road Safety, the IDB joins forces with Sesame Street and FIA Foundation to raise awareness among children and youth on the importance of helmet use to prevent fatal road accidents.
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