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 was developed and launched on 28 October 2021.
The launch was a significant advocacy opportunity for NGOs to push for recommendations within the Global Plan that would 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 39 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.
In February, the Alliance hosted a session with panelists from WHO, FIA Foundation, and the City of Buenos Aires to discuss how NGOs can move their advocacy forward.
In March 2022, the Alliance held its Global Meeting, bringing together NGOs to advocate for the next steps. Read more about the Global Meeting HERE.
This year’s #CommitToAct campaign was a call to action toward the 2030 targets. In support for the Global Plan our campaign calls to Action were:
Read more about #CommitToAct campaign 2022 HERE.
The Alliance mobilized its NGOs to advocate with their decision makers to participate in the High-level Meeting and to make commitments. It focused on addressing gaps and challenges, mobilizing political leadership, promoting multisectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration, and assessing the progress made in attaining the objectives of the road safety-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more about the High-level Meeting HERE.
Following the High-level Meeting, the Alliance analyzed the key outcomes, the Political Declaration agreed by Member States and the plenary statements made by countries representatives as a barometer for political will and action to achieve the Decade of Action. Read the analysis HERE.
The Global Plan was launched on 28 October 2021. On 27 October 2022, the Alliance held an online event, On Track or Off Target? as a checkpoint for what has happened since and what needs to be done to achieve the 2030 target. Read more and find the recording HERE.