ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Distr. LIMITED E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/5 10 March 2009 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
OF THE WORKSHOP ON BUILDING THE ARAB MASHREQ ROAD SAFETY PARTNERSHIP (AMRSP) DOHA, 21-22 OCTOBER 2008
The workshop on building the Arab Mashreq Road Safety Partnership was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and Shell. The workshop was held to discuss the progress made in developing national road safety strategies, the establishment of national lead agencies for road safety, and reviewing the proposal for an Arab Mashreq Road Safety Partnership (AMRSP) to increase regional collaboration in this field and support road safety initiatives. The main outcome of this workshop was the initiation of a regional road safety partnership that will act as a road safety ‘centre of excellence’ to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and support road safety efforts throughout the region.