Latin America


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: 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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Mexico: Coalition Enables Stronger Advocacy

In April, we reported on how NGOs’ advocacy was a significant force in the passing of the new General Law of Mobility and Road Safety of Mexico (General Mobility Law), which is based on the premise that nobody should die as a consequence of a road crash and that everyone has the right to safe […]

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High-level Meeting: a Tool for Advocacy in Ecuador and Malawi

Organized under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery, the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety will be held 30 June and 1 July 2022 in New York. Heads of State, Ministers, and countries’ permanent missions will meet with the purpose of discussing the action […]

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#CommitToAct: Accountability in Argentina

In Argentina, Alliance members NGO MiNU Asociación Civil and ACTIVVAS used the #CommitToAct Streets for Life campaign to fuel advocacy for faster implementation of 30 km/h speed limits on urban streets and 50 km/h on avenues. The NGO’s aim was to hold their leaders accountable for an existing commitment for 30 km/h limits, which is […]

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Nueva alianza en América Latina para empoderar a las ONG para calles más seguras

24 de marzo de 2022, Budapest, Hungría La Alianza Global de ONG para la Seguridad Vial (la Alianza) se complace en anunciar una nueva alianza con Michelin que promoverá calles más seguras y movilidad sostenible en América Latina al empoderar y equipar a las ONG de seguridad vial en la región. La alianza se anunció […]

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