Michelle Yeoh to Attend CGI Meeting in New York
According to the press release, this year's meeting of the CGI – established by former US President Bill Clinton – will focus on “road safety in a new action area ‘strengthening infrastructure’”, and Yeoh will be asked highlight her Make Roads Safe safety campaign.
In addition, she'll also promote her brand new documentary “Turning Point”, as well as present “the forthcoming Moscow Ministerial Conference on global road safety.”
As far as the documentary goes, Michelle revealed that her film has gathered plenty of experiences with road crash victims from Africa, Costa Rica, India, and Vietnam. The first time she spoke about “Turning Point” was actually in December 2008, during the last CGI meeting in Hong Kong.
“Travel-related injuries and deaths affect millions of people around the world. I'm hopeful that action can be taken to ensure that no one dies before their time,” said the former US president when referring to the Make Roads Safe campaign 9 months ago.
Yeoh will not be alone at the CGI meeting in New York, as she'll be joined by the Director General of the FIA Foundation David Ward.
"We are delighted that Michelle Yeoh’s passionate appeal at last year’s CGI Asia to recognize road safety has been heard and the issue is on the agenda of this year’s meeting in New York. The new focus on infrastructure at the CGI will be a great platform to promote our call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety,” said Ward.
“We believe that the CGI is an ideal opportunity to make a strong commitment to action on road safety ahead of the Moscow Ministerial meeting on global road safety in November,” added the FIA Foundation representative.