NEWS & EVENTS


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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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is excited to welcome three new organizations that joined us recently. Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru, India, was founded in August 2005 by a group of healthcare professionals with a vision to provide young professionals a platform to build their skills and strengthen the Indian health system to ensure quality healthcare for […]

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Truckers on the Northern Corridor

The Northern Corridor is the main trade and transit corridor in Eastern Africa, linking landlocked Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda to the port of Mombasa in Kenya. It is a major trucking route transporting goods both within and between these countries. This corridor, the truckers that drive on it, and the communities alongside it are a […]

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Empowering Young People Through Engagement and Experience

Associacion MiNU, Argentina, have been working to promote democratic participation among young people since 2003. Their name is a contraction from the Spanish for ‘internet model UN’ and their aim is to promote young people’s rights by enabling them and foster their participation as key actors in their societies MiNU’s first engagement with road safety […]

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Long Wait Over for Pedestrians in Nairobi

In Nairobi, Kenya, only 15% of journeys are made by private cars. Most are on foot or by bicycle. However, for decades, new road construction and upgrades have overlooked the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, leaving them exposed to fast, aggressive, and dangerous traffic. According to the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN), almost […]

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COVID-19 in Africa Mobility Responses Survey

The UN Environment Programme and The Walk 21 Foundation are seeking insights via their COVID-19 in Africa Mobility Response Survey, which closes 31 July 2020. Responses are sought at city and national levels from government authorities, NGOs, academics, the private sector, and others working in Africa. Find the survey HERE. 

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