UN Road Safety Trust Fund Announces First Projects

The first five projects to be funded via the UN Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF) were announced last week.

The projects, which total US$1 million investment in road safety, were agreed at the meeting of the fund’s steering committee of which the Alliance is a member using the Fund’s Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety as a basis for funding criteria. The framework adopts the “safe system” principles, building on the Decade of Action for Road Safety’s pillars of safe users, safe vehicles, safe roads, and effective post?crash response and helping to achieve the United Nations global voluntary targets for road safety. The five projects are:

  • Safe road: Scaling safe street designs in Ethiopia
  • Post?crash response: Improving road traffic fatality Data in Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal
  • Safe user – legislation: Strengthening legal frameworks for road safety in Arab countries
  • Safe user – enforcement: Strengthening speed management in the Philippines
  • Safe user – education for vulnerable road users: capacity development for child-responsive
    urban planning and sustainable urban transport in Paraguay, the Philippines and South Africa

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, and Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, announced US$1.35 million support for the fund from the EU Commission and Michelin have also joined the donors to the fund with a US$1 million contribution. This brings the total pledged to the fund to US$17 million.

Read the press release HERE.