UN Road Safety Collaboration meeting

The 23rd Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) took place 17-18 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. The keynote address was be delivered by Jean Todt, the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, and Christian Friis Bach, the Executive Secretary of UNECE. Find full agenda HERE.

A concept note for the theme for the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week was discussed.  “Managing Speed” will be the theme for the Week under the tagline: Slow down: save lives. The overall goal of the Week is to stimulate speed management actions to save lives on the world’s roads and further attainment of SDG targets 3.6 and 11.2 and the Decade of Action.  

A number of on-line activities will be prepared under the banner of a web-based platform  that will be designed for hosting UN Global Road Safety Weeks in the future as well. The platform is dedicated to the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week and will feature information about. It was proposed that partners work with local authorities to prepare a symbolic “slow down” of streets in cities and towns around the world, making use of the Week’s messages, visuals and materials. The Alliance will prepare a number of activities for members to join. More information will follow.

The WHO Secretariat has released a “zero draft” of the global voluntary targets for road safety risk factors and service delivery mechanisms for road traffic injuries (available at www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_traffic/road-safety-targets/en). The aim is to accelerate the progress towards safer roads, which will be facilitated with the setting of performance targets and indicators. WHO is calling for your comments on the targets. You can find more information HERE.

The Working groups under the UNRSC met and discussed current and future plans for their respective area.And finally the Alliance presented their capacity initiative the Empowerment Program and the recent Alliance Advocate training that too place in Memphis in August 2016. Find the presentation HERE.