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The Context for a Latin America Chapter

On 31 August 2021, the Alliance launched its Latin America Chapter to unify, empower, and strengthen NGOs in the region. At the launch event for the Chapter, keynote speakers Fred Wegman, Professor of Traffic Safety at Delft Technical University and Ricardo Pérez-Nuñez, Road Safety and Prevention of Unintentional Injuries, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health, Pan-American […]

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Colombia: Julian Esteban Law is a Social Victory

In July 2021, 13 year old Julián Esteban Gómez was struck by a truck and killed while cycling in Colombia. The tragedy has resulted in a new road safety law, named after Julian Esteban, with stronger regulation of road and infrastructure design, vehicle safety standards, driver licensing and data on injuries, and speed limits, including […]

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OPINION: Why a Latin America Chapter

On 31 August 2022, the Alliance launched its Latin America Chapter. The Chapter was a result of an identified need for a stronger regional approach and the desire of Alliance members in the region to benefit from closer collaboration. For this article, we sought the perspectives of some of those involved in shaping the Chapter. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Sustainable transport cannot be achieved without safety

Today, during European Mobility Week, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) launches its new publication Safer Cycling Advocate Program: Experiences and Inspiration. The publication uses case studies from six European and three Latin American countries to demonstrate how and why advocating for safe cycling can contribute toward Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Latin America Chapter to Unify and Strengthen NGO Advocacy

Read in SPANISH. 31 August 2022 Today, the 51 members of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) in 15 countries in Latin America launched a new regional chapter to unify and strengthen their advocacy and influence to save lives across the continent. Last year, the Global Plan for the Decade of Action […]

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Walking and Cycling on the Agenda in Namibia

70% of people in Namibia do not own a car. However, the public transport network is limited and the majority of people rely on taxis to travel around. It is estimated that 34% of income is spent on transport. In the past, walking and cycling have not been prioritized. “Our road system has been built […]

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Safe roads enable a health environment

On 28 July 2022, the UN General Assembly declared access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal human right. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 24% of all global deaths, roughly 13.7 million deaths a year, are linked to the environment due to risks such as air pollution and chemical exposure. […]

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Asia Pacific Regional Plan Offers Advocacy Opportunities

On 9–10 August 2022, the draft Regional Plan for Asia and the Pacific: the Second Decade of Action was presented at the UNESCAP regional meeting and expert group meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Plan sets out the actions required in the Asia and Pacific region to achieve the Decade of Action 2021–2030. It tailors […]

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New Baseline on Walking and Cycling in Africa

Up to a billion people in Africa walk and cycle for 56 minutes every day. More people walk than any other form of transport on the continent. However, only 5% of roads in Africa provide an acceptable standard (three-star or better using the iRAP system) for pedestrians and 7% for cyclists, and approximately 261 pedestrians […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is excited to welcome seven new members that joined us recently. Full members Teens Learn to Drive Inc., Canada, is a North American non-profit organization which aims to educate youth and parents about safe driving and preventing collisions through safe decision making. It holds annual campaigns to raise awareness about safe driving and […]

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NGO analysis of the High-level Meeting suggests glimpses of progress but concerning omissions

More than 80% of the 73 plenary statements made by Member States at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (High-level Meeting) on 30 June and 1 July 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York, mentioned a national strategy for road safety. However, only 21% mentioned government funding for road safety. The Global […]

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300 Strong in 100 Countries

This month, the Alliance reached a new milestone of more than 300 members in 100 countries. Since the Alliance was founded in 2011, the Alliance NGO community has grown not only in number but in strength. They are increasingly becoming recognized as valuable partners by their governments in the achievement of the 2030 targets, bringing […]

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