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UN Road Safety Fund

Introduction

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Established in April 2018, the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) aims to help low- and middle-income countries put in place effective national road safety systems in order to (a) substantially curb the number of fatalities and injuries from road crashes, and (b) reduce economic losses resulting from these crashes... Read more >

Key areas of work

In focus

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Launch of the UN Global Road Safety Week this 17 May

#SlowDownChallenge

 Speed kills.  A child hit by a car at 30 km/h (20 mph) can survive. Hit at 80 km/h (50 mph), most will die“Streets for Life” is the slogan chosen for the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) to be launched this 17 May 2021,to call for 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

The Week will also officially launch the second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, proclaimed in the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 74/299, with the target to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.  

Hundreds of activities are planned this week (17-23 May) and hosted by government ministries, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and private companies.

  • UNGRSW official launch online this 17 May, 14H CEST– registration
  • UNRSF is joining the global campaign with several activities:
  •  a social media campaign, sharing voices from the field (UNRSF projects);
  • UN Info podcast on road safety with the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt;
  • The #SlowDownChallenge on social media promoting walking, cycling or swimming during the week, in coordination with the EU.   

UNRSF implementing partners also take action during that week such as the UNESCWA Regional Workshop on Road Safety in the Arab countries.

Info https://unroadsafetyfund.org, TwitterFB , Instagram

The UN Global Road Safety Week campaign is coordinated by the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC), chaired by WHO, in collaboration this year with FIA Foundation.

 

 

Highlights

16 May 

Read the interview with Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary of UNECE (in Russian).

29 April

Join LIVE our special #KAPTalks with Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Road Safety for a lecture on "Safe and sustainable mobility: on the road to the SDGs". All information you may find here.

12 April 

Happy 3rd anniversary to the @UN_RSF? Learn about our accomplishments and our ambitions for saving lives on the road.

Watch our video!

14 January 2021

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18 December 2020

The third edition of the UNRSF Newsletter is out. Enjoy reading!

27 November 2020

We welcome and thank our new donor, the Kingdom of Bahrain, for its generous donation of USD 250.000 to support the UNRSF. We are stronger together as we enter a new decade of Action for Road Safety!

 

30 October 2020

Welcome to our new donor - Spanish TV Nuez Audiovisual Productions!

11 September 2020

Thank you Hungary for its second generous donation of USD 30.000 to support UNRSF activities in LMICs. We are stronger together as we enter the new Decade of Action for Road Safety

22 May 2020

Welcome to Essilor and the Republic of Mauritius, our two new donors!

21 May 2020

Interview with Ms. Lotte Brondum, Executive Director of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Secretariat