Two Decades of Action for Road Safety

The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized road safety as a prerequisite to healthy lives and well-being as well as making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020, officially proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in March 2010, sought to save millions of lives by:

  • Building road safety management capacity
  • Improving the safety of road infrastructure
  • Further developing the safety of vehicles
  • Enhancing the behavior of road users
  • Improving post-crash response

Guided by the Global Plan, the Decade of Action offered a framework for policy, practice, and advocacy to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This also marks TSR’s roots.

This framework was renewed for a second decade (2021-2030). In addition, within the framework of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, the Academic Expert Group of the Conference compiled a set of recommendations for a road safety strategy for the period 2020-2030 and some preliminary conclusions on the Decade of Action for Road Safety and the 2030 Agenda.

Our road safety programming aligns with these recommendations.

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