NEWS & EVENTS


What the Resolution Means for the Private Sector

In this article, Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice-President, Civil Society Engagement, Total S.A., answers our questions on the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety, bringing private sector view to our series of perspectives on the resolution. What is your reaction to the new UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety? “We, at TOTAL, are delighted […]

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What the Resolution Means for Youth

Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death of children and young people. Any strategy that seeks to address the global road safety crisis needs to take account of the needs of young people. The Global Youth Coalition brings together young activists from around the world, taking action on safer mobility and championing meaningful […]

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What the Resolution Means for Health

Olive Kobusingye, Senior Research Fellow, Makerere University School of Public Health and Distinguished Fellow of The George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales, Australia, is an expert in Public Health with an interest in road safety. You may remember her from our recent live session COVID-19 and Health Systems. As an expert […]

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What the UN Resolution Means for the Environment

The UN Resolution presents a wider perspective on road safety than previous instruments and commitments. Among other concerns, it connects road safety to the environmental agenda. To get a viewpoint on this aspect of the resolution, we spoke to Carly Gilbert-Patrick, Share the Road Global Programme Lead at the UN Environment Programme. “Our planet has […]

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Government of Sweden Comment on the UN Resolution

The Stockholm Declaration, which was the key outcome of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, was a key milestone in the adoption of the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety. The declaration is endorsed in the resolution and informs many of its calls to action. The resolution represents a success for the […]

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What the Resolution Means for NGO Advocacy

“NGOs play a crucial role in striving to meet the goals of the UN resolution,” says Natalie Draisin, Director, North American Office, and United Nations Representative for the FIA Foundation. Natalie’s role with the FIA Foundation means that she is often a link between the UN sphere and the NGO world. Here, we ask Natalie […]

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What the Resolution Means for NGOs

In this article Lotte Brondum, Executive Director of the Alliance, shares her perspectives on the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety. “The adoption of the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety is a success for the road safety community, especially the Member States that sponsored it, in particular the Swedish government, which has […]

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What the UN Resolution Means for #50by30

The #50by30 campaign was one of the big advocacy exercises in the lead up to the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety. The campaign pushed for inclusion of a target to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030 in the resolution. It was designed and led by the Towards Zero Foundation and […]

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NGO Aiding Mobility After the Beirut Explosion

On 4 August 2020, a huge explosion rocked the port area of Beirut, Lebanon, leading to more than 180 deaths, 7000-plus injuries and destruction of property that has made more than 300,000 people homeless. Local and international NGOs and governmental organizations responded with medical support and supplies, reconstruction, and emergency food and supplies for those […]

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Argentina Commitment Update: New Victim Observatory

In November 2019, Associación Madres del Dolor received a commitment from the president of the House of Representatives, the national legislative body in Argentina, to create a victims’ observatory, as a way for those affected by road crashes and other violent acts to work with Congress to create bills and change laws. The commitment was […]

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Rwanda Commitment Update: Gerayo Amahoro

According to official police data, road crash rates in Rwanda have decreased 17% since the start of Gerayo Amahoro (which means “arrive safely”), a road safety initiative spearheaded by the Rwanda Police Force in collaboration with Alliance member Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) who suggested and helped plan the campaign. The initiative is a result of […]

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Nigeria Commitment Update: Safer School Zones

Following the Alliance Advocate training in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2018, NGOs each targeted a single school to assess, using iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools methodology. The goal was to gauge the safety of each school’s surrounding streets and to focus on high-risk areas, where children were most in danger. Following the assessments, the NGOs […]

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Vietnam Commitment Update: Safer Helmets for Children

In March 2019, AIP Foundation organized and pioneered the first Round the World Roundtable. The roundtable demonstrated a national commitment from the Government of Vietnam for child helmet safety. It covered four areas: To increase helmet wearing rates among children in Vietnam to over 80% by 2030 To enforce helmet safety standards compliance and ban all […]

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Road Safety Commitment: Interview with Jean Todt

During the series of Round the World Roundtables in 2019, Jean Todt, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (Special Envoy), attended three roundtables in Vietnam, Colombia, and Ecuador, and publicly received decision makers’ signed commitments on behalf of the road safety community. These commitments are listed on the Commitment Tracker, and their progress […]

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