NEWS & EVENTS


Women are vital to raising awareness in Iran

Road Safety Supporters Society, an Alliance member from Iran, empowers women in their country by involving them in the road safety agenda. The NGO newly established a Women’s Committee to help women themselves realize their ability to lead and effect change. The Committee, composed of enthusiastic volunteers, regularly organizes women gatherings to help guide passionate […]

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Safety 2016 World Conference now open for registration

Registration and abstract submission is now open for Safety 2016–the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. The conference will be held 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland with the theme “from research to implementation.” It is hosted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland, among others, and co-sponsored by […]

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Nigerian NGO Safety Beyond Borders reduces traffic crashes at night

“Light Up the Night for Traffic Safety” is an initiative of Alliance member Safety Beyond Borders (formerly Safety Alliance) in Nigeria that urges and mobilizes Nigerians to use a $4 safety device—a pair of 45 centimeter-long reflective straps or tapes—to promote the visibility of their vehicles when traveling on the road at night. Car owners […]

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Alliance holds board meeting in Copenhagen

The Alliance’s board of directors, composed of member representatives elected by the General Assembly, convened in Copenhagen, Denmark on 2 July 2015 for a two-day board meeting held at the World Health Organization’s office. At the meeting, participants revisited the Alliance’s mission statement; fine-tuned the roles and responsibilities of the board and secretariat; instated a […]

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AIP Foundation advocates for passenger helmet use in Cambodia

With 14,227 injuries and almost 2,000 fatalities in 2013 due to motorcycle crashes alongside economic costs reaching a staggering US$ 337 million, road crashes are a serious and increasingly concerning public health problem in Cambodia. AIP Foundation is leveraging the government’s commitment to reduce road traffic crash fatalities through its two-year “Head Safe. Helmet On.” project. […]

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Letter sent to UN leaders to promote road safety in post-2015 SDGs

Negotiations surrounding the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are heating up as we get closer to their official launch in September 2015. Now is a critical time to advocate for the inclusion of road safety in the Post-2015 Development Agenda by reaching out to decision-makers. The Alliance recently co-signed a letter with Youth for Road […]

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YOURS awarded Best Road Safety Initiative at 2014 FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Awards

Out of 450 nominations for the 2014 FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Social Awards recognizing people and institutions that have made outstanding international contributions for the benefit of society, the unique Capacity Development Program of Alliance NGO board member Youth for Road Safety  (YOURS) from the Netherlands was selected as the Best Road Safety initiative and awarded a prize […]

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Join the Three Star Coalition

The Three Star Coalition is a group of organizations concerned about road safety. They have a particular focus on the construction of safer roads in developing countries. In particular they are urging the World Bank, which is the largest aid financier of roads in developing countries, to set a three star minimum safety rating for […]

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Start planning for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) 2015

By Brigitte Chaudhry – Author and Editor of the World Day website The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, their families and the many others who are also affected. The World Day […]

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#SaveKidsLives – share your story

 With Alliance members and friends support, we have reached more than 675.000 signatures in support of the Child Declaration for Road Safety! You have all been campaigning and the #SaveKidsLives team will feature a range of projects on the www.savekidslives.org website. If you would like your campigning efforts highlighted, please send an email and your […]

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Alliance communication channels

The Alliance is a platform for networking and sharing, and there are various formal and informal ways that you can find updates, information or get in contact with members and non-members  in the road safety community. Official Alliance communication platforms: Alliance website: On the Alliance website you can find profiles of our almost 150 member […]

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UN Special Envoy’s roles and responsibilities

Late April 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Jean Todt as his Special Envoy for Road Safety. The Alliance has sought to get specific information about the role and responsibilities of the Special Envoy and the Special Envoys office at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) this week launched a website […]

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Grants for civil society – GRSP

The Global Road Safety Partnership will launch Round 8 of the Road Safety Grants Programme today on Wednesday 8 July 2015. The primary objective of the Road Safety Grants Programme is to support civil society organizations in selected low- and middle-income countries to advocate for policy change to protect road users. Civil Society organizations in […]

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Using media to gain high credibility and attract funding

By using free and effective press releases Zambia Road safety Trust (ZRST) has become a highly influential organization with the media, stakeholders, and government authorities within a very short period of time. Our Alliance NGO member in Zambia became a member in 2014, and with a small budget and through its well-thought-out media strategy ZRST […]

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