Two Decades of Action for Road Safety
We are dedicated to Goal 3, Section 6 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of 17 goals for building a sustainable future by 2030. Goal 3, Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, Section 6 states “By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.”
The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development continues to recognize 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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