Expert Group Meeting on Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities for the Asian Highway

30 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community set for itself the ambitious goal of attaining a 50% reduction in the number of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020. In order to reach the target, governments of the region have to enhance their efforts and implement a series of measures, including the provision of safe road infrastructure.

In this respect, ESCAP undertook a study to develop road infrastructure safety facility standards for the Asian Highway Network since 2015.

Under the project, ESCAP has prepared a draft report comprising of three parts:
a) Draft Main report of the study on the “Development of technical standards for road safety facilities for the Asian Highway Network”,
b) Draft “technical standards of road infrastructure safety facilities” prepared by ESCAP consultant as minimum design standards for the Asian Highway Network, and
c) Draft “detail design guidelines of road infrastructure safety facilities for the Asian Highway Network” which would complement the technical standards as recommended guidelines for the provision of adequate road safety facilities along the Asian Highway Network.
ESCAP organized the above-mentioned Expert Group Meeting at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 30 and 31 May 2017 to present and review the study findings and reports, and map out future actions.

The next Meeting related to this will be organized by the ESCAP secretariat in Bangkok during 30-31 August 2017.

Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Economic Affairs Officer, at Tel: + 66 2 288 1435; E-mail: ahmed200@un.org