NEWS & EVENTS


Follow up on the High-level Meeting in Nigeria

Nigeria was one of 73 Member States that made a statement at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety, one of 32 (44%) whose statement was delivered by a Minister, Ministry or road safety official, and one of only 10 (14%) that mentioned domestic government funding for road safety. Alliance member Greenlight Initiative has […]

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Equal mobility rights for all: Free online course on disability awareness

One billion persons with disabilities, who comprise approximately 15% of the world’s population, are at higher risk of sustaining injuries from road crashes (according to data from Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST)). Vulnerable road users, especially persons with differing impairments, including physical, visual or hearing and cognitive impairments, are often socially excluded […]

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NGO analysis of the High-level Meeting suggests glimpses of progress but concerning omissions

More than 80% of the 73 plenary statements made by Member States at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (High-level Meeting) on 30 June and 1 July 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York, mentioned a national strategy for road safety. However, only 21% mentioned government funding for road safety. The Global […]

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Statement on the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting

Today, UN Member States will adopt the political declaration of the High-Level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (High-level Meeting). As representatives for civil society, we welcome the political declaration. We are especially encouraged that this has been a negotiated document, implying the involvement and commitment of all our countries and paving the way for […]

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The Road Ahead: Essays

On 20 June 2022, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, released a book of essays entitled The Road Ahead, 26 Voices for Safe and Sustainable Mobility. Built around six sections, the book highlights how road safety must be embedded in all other Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on economic growth, environment, health, […]

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Expectation for the High-level Meeting

On 30 June and 1 July 2022, UN Member States will gather for the first UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety (HLM). To get a sense of the importance and potential for the HLM, we spoke to several key figures within the UN system to get their perspectives. Abdulla Shahid, President […]

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High-level Meeting: a Tool for Advocacy in Ecuador and Malawi

Organized under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery, the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety will be held 30 June and 1 July 2022 in New York. Heads of State, Ministers, and countries’ permanent missions will meet with the purpose of discussing the action […]

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iRAP highlights opportunities from the High-level Meeting

World leaders are set to attend the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery. It is organized under the leadership of the President of the UN General Assembly in New York on 30 June and 1 July 2022. […]

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Safer Cycling Advocate Program brings cargo bikes to Valencia

Is cycling safe on our streets? The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 recommends a shift to healthier and cleaner modes of transport, especially walking, cycling and public transit. As the world takes up safety and environmental sustainability, cycling becomes a great transport choice for many road users. This calls […]

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#CommitToAct: Accountability in Argentina

In Argentina, Alliance members NGO MiNU Asociación Civil and ACTIVVAS used the #CommitToAct Streets for Life campaign to fuel advocacy for faster implementation of 30 km/h speed limits on urban streets and 50 km/h on avenues. The NGO’s aim was to hold their leaders accountable for an existing commitment for 30 km/h limits, which is […]

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#CommitToAct: Building Parliamentary Support in Uganda

In Uganda, HOVITA and URRENO renewed their call for 30 km/h limits around schools. The two NGOs have jointly advocated for this measure for the past 18 months, through the Alliance Incubator Program and the UN Global Road Safety Week in May 2021. Last year they received a commitment from the Ministry of Transport to […]

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300 Strong in 100 Countries

This month, the Alliance reached a new milestone of more than 300 members in 100 countries. Since the Alliance was founded in 2011, the Alliance NGO community has grown not only in number but in strength. They are increasingly becoming recognized as valuable partners by their governments in the achievement of the 2030 targets, bringing […]

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A Call to Action for Ministers

Lotte Brondum, the Alliance’s Executive DIrector was invited to speak at the Ministerial Round Table on Meeting the Road Safety Challenge: Halving the Deaths and Injuries by 2030 at the International Transport Forum Annual Summit in Leipzig on 18 May 2022. This was a closed meeting with no audience. 10 Ministers including from Argentina,  Colombia, […]

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#CommitToAct South Africa: Accountability for Commitment

During the UN Global Road Safety Week in 2021, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) received a commitment from the municipality of Cape Town, for 30 km/h limits around eight schools in Zonnebloem, during pick up and drop off times. A year on, the NGO is using the implementation of that commitment to build momentum […]

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