NEWS & EVENTS


What does COVID-19 mean for road safety?

With nearly every country around the world either battling to cope with outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus or preparing and monitoring in anticipation, people’s lives have changed dramatically in the last month. It has implications for nearly every area of our lives and our work. Road safety is no exception. We unpack several areas below […]

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Commitment for Psychological Support in Catalonia

The first moment after a road crash is one of great confusion: people are in a state of shock and can experience anxiety, disorientation, disconnection, and intense reactions that they do not know how to manage. It is important therefore to help the victim to stabilize their emotions and to recover the feeling of control. […]

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UN Road Safety Fund Success for Alliance Member

At the Ministerial lunch at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Sweden last month, the latest round of UN Road Safety Trust Fund grants were announced.  10 projects were funded that will address gaps in road safety provision in 12 countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, Lao, Tanzania, […]

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Celebrating Women Leaders in Road Safety

8 March is International Women’s Day. At the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, we saw a conscious effort to ensure the gender balance of speakers; and so today, we celebrate the role of women in the opening and closing ceremonies of the conference. The Commissioners In the opening ceremony of the Ministerial Conference, […]

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Does Road Safety Need More Anger?

During the People’s Survey Meeting and in several sessions at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, a reoccurring question was asked: Do NGOs need to be more angry? The debate was heightened by an act of activism by NGO members at the opening ceremony of the conference. Two Alliance members were removed from the […]

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NGO Perspectives on the Ministerial Conference

The primary focus of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety was to gain commitment from national government decision makers from around the world for a new target to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 50% by 2030. It was also a call to action for other stakeholders from bi- and multi-lateral organizations, […]

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Safety is a Human Right

Road safety is a human rights issue. It is time we start to treat it as such. We asked a human rights activist to share her perspectives with us about how road safety community can improve its campaigning and advocacy to raise the profile of this tragic issue and have a stronger impact. Phillipa Tucker, […]

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Alliance Member P(A)T Receives Medal of Merit

On Friday 10 December, 2019, Alliance member, P(A)T – Prevention of Traffic Accidents – in Spain, received the Medal of Merit for Road Safety from the Minister of Interior.  P(A)T is an esteemed NGO in Spain, known for its work in post-crash care, prevention, research, and giving visibility to victims of traffic crashes by campaigning for […]

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The Day Our World Crumbled: New Report

THE DAY OUR WORLD CRUMBLED: NEW REPORT SHOWS THE MAGNITUDE AND IMPACT OF ROAD CRASHES ON EVERYDAY LIVES 19 February 2020, Stockholm Yesterday, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) launched its new report The Day Our World Crumbled: The Human Cost of Inaction on Road Safety. The report, which is based on […]

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NGOs Say Enough is Enough: Time for Governments to Act

NGOs SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: TIME FOR GOVERNMENTS TO ACT TO SAVE LIVES ON THE ROAD 18 February 2020, Stockholm Tomorrow, government Ministers from around the world will gather in Stockholm to seek consensus for an ambitious global target to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 50% by 2030.   In advance of the […]

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Sweden and WHO on the Conference

At the request of the UN General Assembly, Sweden will host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). We spoke to representatives from the Swedish government and WHO about the conference, and are excited to share their perspectives with you: Fredrik Alfer, Deputy Director-General for EU and […]

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The Road to Sweden 2020

Around the world, our members have been working tirelessly to advocate for road safety and prepare for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, next month. Many organizations have pushed for action through the #CommitToAct campaign, utilizing their government contacts to push their ministers to engage with the conference and using the conference to […]

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Civil Society Fears Business as Usual After Stockholm

“The political relevance of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety will highly depend on the level of participation of ministers from low-, middle-, and high- income countries.” —Valentina Pomatto, Inclusive Development Advocacy Officer at Humanity & Inclusion (HI, also known as Handicap International). The final outcome of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on […]

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Ministerial Conference Sparks Hope for the Future

“Road safety advocacy is about garnering change within our communities. It is challenging because people do not want to talk about the consequences of road crashes nor how we must change our aberrant behaviors or provide the necessary resources to achieve Vision Zero. This means that NGOs and road safety advocates are constantly fighting an […]

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