Decade of Action and Global Plan 2021 – 2030

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

  1. Read the Global Plan HERE: What actions are most needed in your country?
  2. Identify the decision maker with responsibility for road safety in your country or city.
  3. 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.
  4. Print the Global Plan or the infographic. Other materials are available HERE.
  5. Take a photograph of you handing the plan to your decision maker. Use the opportunity to advocate for specific actions.
  6. Share your photograph on social media. Tag @roadsafetyngos and your decision maker.
  7. 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.


Social media campaign

The Alliance will also coordinate a social media campaign to engage decision makers and promote the plan.

What

NGOs will record and share 10 second video clips of their decision makers supporting the Decade of Action and Global Plan using the phrases:

“I commit to xxx to help our country achieve the 2030 target”

or

“In [country/city]  we are implementing xxx to achieve the Decade of Action for Road Safety”

Why

  • This was a successful activity during the UNGRSW and gave NGOs an opportunity to engage with different levels of government decision makers. 
  • It is an opportunity to promote and demonstrate support for specific advocacy demands as well as the Global Plan and the Decade of Action as a whole.
  • It will help create some social media noise about the global plan and demonstrate support from decision makers who are not necessarily part of the road safety community.

What

  • Video clips should be maximum 20 seconds in portrait setting
  • Video clips should be of government policy makers (national or local level)
  • Video clips should mention a specific action (e.g. 30 km/h limits, funding for road safety, a new road safety strategy linked to the plan/decade) 
  • Video clips should mention the 2030 target, decade of action and/or global plan – ideally using the phrases below.
  • Videos clips could be in local language (but make sure that there is a translation to English for the global audience)
  • The Alliance will provide a frame (coming soon) to present a coordinated visual.
  • Clips should be shared via social media on or after 28 October 2021 tagging @roadsafetyngos and using hashtags #CommitToAct and #StreetsForLife.

We would love to see and share your clips. You can send them to us HERE.