The second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030 was declared in the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety in August 2020. A Global Plan has been developed and will be launched on 28 October 2021.
The launch is a significant advocacy opportunity for NGOs to push for recommendations within the Global Plan that will help their countries achieve the 2030 targets for the Decade of Action.
You can find the Global Plan and infographics on the WHO website HERE.
The Alliance arranged a walkthrough of the Global Plan with WHO in advance of the launch. Watch it here:
Alliance NGOs arranged meetings and events to personally hand the Global Plan to their high-level decision makers, targeting those decision makers, such as Ministers and the road safety agency, who are accountable for road safety in their countries.
NGOs have handed the Global Plan to decision makers in 38 countries so far, kicking off an advocacy process to hold their governments accountable for implementing it. See where the Global Plan has been handed over here:
See pictures and descriptions of the events HERE.
The Alliance’s Lotte Brondum represented the NGO community at a supporting event for the upcoming High-Level Meeting on Road Safety hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting focused on the need for sustainable financing and involvement of civil society and other stakeholders to support governments in achieving the Decade of Action.
On 1 February, the Alliance will host a session with panelists from WHO, FIA Foundation, and the City of Buenos Aires to discuss how NGOs can move their advocacy forward. Register HERE.
In March 2022, the Alliance will hold its Global Meeting, bringing together NGOs to advocate for the next steps.
This year’s #CommitToAct campaign will be a call to action toward the 2030 targets. Read more about our advocacy objectives HERE.
The Alliance is mobilizing its NGOs to advocate with their decision makers to participate in the High-Level Meeting and to make commitments.