The launch of the plan for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety has been set for the 28th October. A global virtual event will be hosted by WHO and will be backed up by a series of events, initiatives that will take place before and after the official launch date. The purpose of these global, national and local launches and events is to create visibility for the Decade of Action and the Global Plan, in particular among governments, and generate the political will needed to develop and implement related national and local strategies to achieve the Decade of Action and related SDG targets.
To support the process and the momentum that the launch will generate, IRF is working on a number of global and local events and initiatives around road safety. IRF will kick off action on 9-11 October by hosting together with the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre (University of Qatar) a three-day training on road safety audits. Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help reduce the number of crashes and casualties.
Action on Road Safety will continue with the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference (14-16 October 2021), where a United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) side event will be hosted in digital format on 15th October 2021 on the topic Halving Road Deaths and Injuries by 2030: The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.
Last but not least, the IRF Annual Conference to be held on 20-21 October under the theme “Innovation: Charting Pathways to Sustainable Mobility” will be another occasion to continue with action on Road Safety. The Conference will feature a high-level session that will offer innovative insights into Road Safety investments.
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