In the framework of the second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference held on 14-16 October, a UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) side event was hosted on 15th October 2021 from 15:30 to 17:30 (CEST) on the topic: “Halving Road Deaths and Injuries by 2030: The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030″
The UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) side event – coordinated by the International Road Federation (IRF) and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) – highlighted the global scale of the road trauma burden, the Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) commitments to road safety, the safe system priorities to save lives and the mechanism for innovative financing of road safety.
IRF Director General, Susanna Zammataro, shared the practical Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure developed by UNRSC and how the systematic approach supports improved infrastructure management, design standards, industry capacity and the measurement and celebration of success to ensure Target 3 and 4 are met by 2030. Susanna also discussed the first application of the Ten Step Plan in Tanzania supported by the UN Road Safety Fund, UNECA and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF).
Other experts that joined the discussion on this side event include members of the WHO, EIB, UNECE, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, iRAP, Towards Zero Foundation, CITA, AIP Foundation, FIA Foundation, EASST, and the World Bank.
The recording of the event is now available on the event page: