On 8 June 2015 the Government of Sweden hosted a meeting of the Friends of the Decade of Action, an informal group of governments and international agencies committed to making the Decade of Action a success. The purpose of the gathering, which convened representatives of 12 Member States (Brazil, France, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States, and Uruguay) and 7 international agencies, was to provide input on preparations for the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, scheduled for 18-19 November in Brasilia, Brazil. Participants were updated on Conference preparations by senior officials from the Government of Brazil, including negotiation of the “Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety”, and offered guidance on the draft conference programme. The Conference, hosted by the Government of Brazil and co-sponsored by WHO, will be a milestone for global road safety.

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