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Sweden & Thailand

“Vision Zero: Lessons learnt on Road Safety from Sweden” Webinar

Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 8.00-10.00 hrs. (Sweden time) and 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Thailand time)

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25 years after the government of Sweden introduced “Vision Zero”, this road safety model has proven quite successful. In the last 50 years road fatalities have been reduced by almost 90 percent in Sweden. Vision Zero has been adopted by numerous countries worldwide and is part of the Sustainable Development Goals to reduce global road traffic deaths and injuries namely number 3: Good Health and Well-being and number 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

In 2020 Thailand pledged to support the Stockholm Declaration in conjunction to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety Sweden. Furthermore, Thailand co-sponsored the UNGA resolution “Improving global road safety” aiming to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 percent by 2030.

The main objective of the webinar is to discuss the importance of Road Safety in supporting sustainable development by drawing experiences from Sweden, to promote the culture of prevention and to explore opportunities for cooperation between Thailand and Sweden in this field.

Programme (Thailand time)

14.00 -14.10    
Introduction by the moderator Dr. Lars Ekman, Senior Advisor, Swedish Transport Administration

14.10 - 14.15        
Welcoming remarks by Ambassador of Sweden

14.15 - 14.20        
Keynote speech Mr. Surachai Liengboonlertchai, Senator and Chairman of the Senate Commission on Integration of Urgent Resuscitation and Road Safety

 14.20 - 14.40     
Global Road Safety - Challenges and Policy Response
Dr. Matts-Åke Belin, Global Lead, Decade of Action for Road Safety, World Health Organization

14.40 - 15.00  
Vision Zero - what is it about?
Mr. Kenneth Svensson, Special Advisor, Swedish Transport Administration

15.00 - 15.10        
“The role of civil society in the promotion of road safety”
Dr. Tairjing Siripanich, Secretary-General of Don't Drive Drunk Foundation

15.10 – 15.20        
The Role of the Private Sector in the Promotion of Road Safety
Dr. Cecilia Sunnevång, Vice President Research, Autoliv Sweden  

15.20 - 15.50        
Questions and answers

15.50 - 16.00        
Conclusion and next steps

The end of the webinar

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Last updated 08 Nov 2022, 2.27 PM