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8th – 9th FEBRUARY 2023: The first day of the Road Safety Conference for Parliamentarians, A Global Perspective – Pakistan 2023 was inaugurated by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvia, today. The conference is being held with the collaboration of Pakistan Parlimaan (A project of GIZ). IPC is honored to bring together international parliamentarians from 9 countries and international organizations to address the pressing issue of road safety, in Islamabad- Pakistan.
The conference aims to raise awareness about the need for effective road safety measures and to promote collaboration between nations to reduce road accidents and fatalities. The theme of the conference is “Capacity Building for Effective Legislative Framework on Road Safety.”
“Road safety is not just a national concern, but a global challenge that requires cooperation and coordination among nations,” said the President of Pakistan in his opening address. “We must work together to implement effective road safety policies and measures that protect the lives of road users and prevent road accidents.”
The parliamentarians from Chad, Uganda, Jorden, Spain, Guinea, Libya and Algeria addressed the conference, shared their experiences and perspectives on road safety issues in their respective countries, and engaged in discussions with experts and stakeholders from around the world.
Secretary General Special Envoy on Road Safety Mr. Jean Tod and Director General World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also addressed the conference via video link.
Opening session feature keynote speeches and panel discussions on five pillars of road safety, including the latest research and innovations in road safety, best practices and lessons learned from around the world, and the role of international organizations and governments in promoting road safety.
The conference is expected to result in a number of important outcomes, including the adoption of a declaration on road safety, the establishment of a network of parliamentarians committed to promoting road safety, and the identification of priority areas for future cooperation and action.
“The International Conference on Road Safety is an important platform for sharing knowledge and expertise and for fostering international cooperation on road safety,” said by the Secretary General IPC Senator Sitara Ayaz
“We are confident that the conference will lead to tangible results that will help improve road safety and save lives.”

The second day of the Road Safety Conference for Parliamentarians was held on 9th February 2023 at Islamabad Serena Hotel and concluded with a closing ceremony.
In the day-2 session, the participants were divided into three sessions, discussing the five pillars of Road safety and came up with recommendations to take further actions and control road hazards. The recommendations came out from various parliamentarians based on their respective country’s road safety measures.
Based on the recommendations from the conference, the Secretary General Senator Sitara Ayaz presented the Islamabad Declaration, as a unanimous document that outlines the key steps that need to be taken to improve road safety in Pakistan. The Declaration serves as a call to action for all stakeholders to work together to address this critical issue.
The closing session was concluded by a speech from Federal Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar, who appreciated the role of IPC and Mustehkum Parliamen (EU funded project, implemented by GIZ) in organizing the conference. He emphasized the importance of working together to address road safety issues and expressed his commitment to the cause.
The conference was a success and provided a platform for parliamentarians, experts, and stakeholders to collaborate and share their thoughts and experiences on road safety. The Islamabad Declaration will serve as a guide for future road safety initiatives and will be a critical tool in our efforts to improve road safety in Pakistan and all around the world.
IPC and Mustehkum Parlimaan would like to express their gratitude to all participants for their active participation and valuable contributions. We are committed to continuing our efforts to promote road safety worldwide and look forward to the implementation of the recommendations from the conference.

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