Of Alliance members surveyed in the learning needs assessment in 2015, 68% considered funding to be their biggest challenge. This is backed up in the draft proposal for a new UN road safety fund produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which finds that road injury prevention currently is “not adequately funded at local, national, and global levels.”
One role of the Alliance is to make the case for road safety NGOs and to promote and build up our members. We are therefore very supportive of the proposal for the new road safety fund, which we consider to have huge potential for building the capacity of NGOs to tackle road deaths and meet the SDGs.
The main thrust of the Alliance’s response to the consultation was:
Other Alliance members also responded to the call for comments. You can read Global NCAP’s response HERE.
In particular, we would like to congratulate Jean Todt, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, who was instrumental in pushing for the creation of this fund.
View the draft consultation HERE.