Thanks to my brother #YONASBEKELE at the United Nations Economic Commission For Africa! Finally I get to know what happened following our 2nd African Conference on Road Safety, Addis Ababa 2011. In his words…
‘Greetings from Addis Ababa !
Kindly find herewith attached the Decisions of Ministers of Transport (incorporated also the Road Safety Conference recommendations), which was also endorsed by the Summit of the Heads of State on the 18th Ordinary Session of Jan’ 2012. It’s a great achievement, without any doubt your contribution was a lot for the success. Thank you & Congratulation !
Otherwise, I hope all is well at your end. Keep in touch….
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Mr. Yonas Bekele
Regional Integration, Infrastructure & Trade Division (RITD)
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Tel: +251 11 5 44 51 60 ; Fax:+251 11 5 15 30 05
P.O. Box 3005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ‘
Isnt that sexy now? I have always complained about international conferences that do not give feedback to the participants but UNECA doesn’t belong to this category by any mistake!
Here is what the heads of state acknowledged!
The Executive Council,
1. TAKES NOTE of the Report of the Second Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Transport (CAMT) held in Luanda, Angola, from 21 to 25 November 2011, and ENDORSES the recommendations contained therein;
2. WELCOMES the successful holding of the Second Session of CAMT which has led to substantive output for the development of the transport sector in Africa;
3. ENDORSES the Declaration and updated Plans of Action adopted by CAMT expressing its commitment to the implementation of agreed policies, strategies and programmes for the development of transport infrastructure and services in Africa;
4. ALSO ENDORSES:
i) the African Civil Aviation Policy (AFCAP) as the single policy and strategic framework for guiding accelerated development and provision of safe, secure and environmentally sustainable air transport services in the continent; and
ii) the African Action Plan for the 2011 – 2020 Decade of Action on Road Safety in line with the United Nations (UN) Resolution 64/255 proclaiming 2011-2020 a Decade of Action for Road Safety as well as the third Sunday of November, which is the world’s day for remembrance of road accident victims, as Africa’s Road Safety Day.
5. REQUESTS the Commission to:
i) disseminate the endorsed African Civil Aviation Policy and the African Action Plan for the 2011 – 2020 Decade of Action on Road Safety to all Member States and other key stakeholders and facilitate their smooth implementation through capacity building measures where necessary;
ii) take all the necessary measures, within its mandate, in collaboration with Member States, the Regional Economic Communities, specialized institutions and other stakeholders to speed up the implementation of the Plans of Action with a view to developing a strong, integrated and viable transport sector in the continent.
6. APPEALS to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, the European Union, the World Bank and other relevant development partners to support the implementation of the AU Plans of Action on transport development; and
7. REQUESTS the Commission to report on regular basis on the implementation of this Decision to the Executive Council through the Permanent Representatives’ Committee.
Right…Let Cameras on, Lights Off…ACTION! StaySafe