Mission & History

To unite, empower, and strengthen NGOs to stimulate collaborative advocacy, action, and accountability for road safety and road victims.

2020

February
The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden leads to the Stockholm Declaration. Read more HERE.

February
The People’s Meeting calls for urgent action to reduce the 3,700 road deaths that occur every day. Read more HERE.

February
The Day Our World Crumbled: The Human Impact of Road Crashes is launched in Stockholm. Read more HERE.


2019

April – December
Alliance members gather commitments from local and national governments for SMART road safety actions. Read more HERE.

July
The People’s Survey collects citizens’ experiences of road crashes around the world. Read more HERE.

May
The Alliance launches #CommitToAct to stimulate government commitments for road safety. Read more HERE.

April
The Sixth Global Meeting brought together 270 participants from 70 countries and featured the High-Level Symposium. Read more HERE.


2018

November
The Alliance launches its Africa Chapter at the 1st African Road Safety Forum. Read more HERE.

May
NGOs participated in the Global Week of Action.

April
The Alliance represents civil society at the launch of the new UN Road Safety Trust Fund.


2017

December
The Alliance receives the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. Read more HERE.

October
“Walking the Talk”, the Alliance’s new action brief, is launched at the Every Journey, Every Child Conference. Read more HERE.

August
The second cohort of Alliance Advocates graduates at the FedEx World Headquarters in Memphis, US. Find out MORE.

May
Members take part in UN Global Road Safety Week and reach at least six million people. Read more HERE.

April
Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims held in Malaysia. The Malaysia Declaration is signed and the kickoff event for the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week is held. Read more HERE.


2016

August
FedEx hosts the 2016 Alliance Advocate training course in Memphis. Read more HERE.

June
The Alliance launches the Seed Program Pilot, funded by FedEx.

April
The Alliance attends the 22nd meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) at the New York UNICEF headquarters

February
The Alliance launches its new website to improve information sharing among members and the global road safety community.


2015

November
The Alliance coordinates the participation of more than 40 Alliance member NGOs at the Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, Brazil. Read more HERE.

November
At the Conference, the Alliance in partnership with FedEx proudly launches the Alliance Empowerment Program for members. Read more HERE.

March
The Alliance hosts the Fourth Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Marrakech, Morocco. Read more HERE.


2014

December
The #SaveKidsLives campaign, guided in part by the Alliance, launches to gather signatures for the Child Declaration for Road Safety.

October
The Alliance becomes a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration. Read more HERE.

September
The Alliance Board of Directors establishes a permanent Secretariat to serve and liaise with member NGOs.


2013

September
The Alliance introduces its 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, which outlines specific goals for membership growth and development.

April
The Alliance hosts the Third Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Antalya, Turkey, attended by nearly 100 people representing organizations from 50 countries. At the meeting, the Alliance holds its first General Assembly for member NGOs to vote on Alliance bylaws and elect its Board of Directors. Read more HERE.


2012

April
The Alliance and WHO coproduce an advocacy guide for NGOs. Read more HERE.

March
WHO establishes a steering committee of representative NGOs to formally launch the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.


2011

November
The Alliance is registered as an association under the Swiss Civil Code following the founding Assembly at the WHO offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

May
The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 is launched by the UN General Assembly.

March
WHO organizes the Second Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Washington, DC, attended by 100 participants representing NGOs from 48 countries. The framework for an NGO alliance is presented.


2009

November
The Brussels Declaration, which includes the concept and outline for a Decade of Action for Road Safety, is presented by NGOs at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Moscow.

September
WHO asks nine member NGOs of the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) to explore NGO interest in a global NGO platform for sharing information and best practices; 89% of NGOs surveyed agree that this platform (the future Alliance) would be beneficial.

May
The World Health Organization (WHO) convenes 70 NGOs from 40 countries in Brussels, Belgium, at the First Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims to discuss how NGOs can advance the global road safety agenda. The meeting results in the Brussels Declaration.