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.
Global Plan walkthrough
On 6 October 2021, the Alliance held an online walkthrough of the Global Plan and discussion on how NGOs could use it for advocacy.
Watch it here:
NGO Activations for the Launch of the Global Plan
Global Plan Handovers
To support NGOs to use the launch to strengthen advocacy, the Alliance is coordinating a handover activity, where NGOs will handover 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 will use the opportunity to continue their specific, targeted advocacy for measures that will help to achieve the goals of the Decade of Action, such as the continued push for 30 km/h. The handover could be part of the government’s national launch of the Global Plan and Decade of Action or a specific handover event. Events do not need to include large crowds and community engagement, they could even be held behind closed doors.
The handovers are a chance for NGOs to share key messages from the plan and are a way of holding their governments accountable for their global commitments to the Decade of Action and the SDGs.
Arrange a handover event
Read the Global Plan HERE: What actions are most needed in your country?
Identify the decision maker with responsibility for road safety in your country or city.
Contact them, explain the Global Plan and the launch and ask if they would take part in a symbolic handover. Arrange a meeting (public, roundtable, or private meeting). Invite media if you can.
Print the Global Plan or the infographic. Other materials are available HERE.
Take a photograph of you handing the plan to your decision maker. Use the opportunity to advocate for specific actions.
Share your photograph on social media. Tag @roadsafetyngos and your decision maker.
Make sure you follow up to see that commitments are put into action.
We would love to hear your plans so that we can share them too. Tell us about them HERE.