WHO Releases a Global Plan for Road Safety

The World Health Organization & United Nations announce Decade of Action for Road Safety

Recognizing the importance of the problem and the need to act, governments from around the world declared unanimously — through UN General Assembly Resolution 74/299 — a Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021–2030 with the explicit target to reduce road deaths and injuries by at least 50% during that period.
This plan describes the actions needed to achieve that target.  It is aimed at senior policy makers and should serve as a blueprint for the development of national and local plans and targets.  As we embark on the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, governments and global stakeholders must choose between “business as usual” – in the hopes that this will be enough to significantly reduce the number of deaths – or acting boldly and decisively, using the tools and knowledge gained from the last Decade of Action to change course.

The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 rejects business as usual and calls on governments and stakeholders to take a new path – one that prioritizes and implements an integrated Safe System approach that squarely positions road safety as a key driver of sustainable development. It also calls for actions that help the world hit the target of a 50% reduction in the number of road traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Global Plan for Road Safety

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