France has become the first country to commit financial support to the UN Global Road Safety Fund launched earlier this year.
At a reception in Paris, France to host the FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, President Emmanuel Macron announced an initial EU€3 million contribution to the fund.
President Macron was joined by FIA President Jean Todt, who also serves as the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, and Rémy Rioux, Director General of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
The FIA High Level Panel, sponsored by the FIA Foundation, brought together more than 50 leading personalities, from both the public and private sectors, committed to road safety worldwide.
France is the first country to contribute to the new UN Road Safety Trust Fund, which has already received contributions from the FIA Foundation and private sector donors Total Foundation, Pirelli, and 3M. The High Level Panel is now focusing on fundraising for the UN Road Safety Trust Fund. Read more HERE.