In 2015 new Sustainable Development Goals will be agreed at the UN, which will set global policy priorities until 2030. The FIA Foundation is coordinating the campaign to include road safety in these goals, working with partners around the world to advocate for a road fatality reduction target.
We have been a leader in global road safety advocacy for more than a decade, initiating the Commission for Global Road Safety – whose implemented recommendations include the 2009 First High Level Conference on Global Road Safety and the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 – and establishing the Make Roads Safe campaign.
In 2013 hundreds of organisations and thousands of people across the world joined our ‘Long Short Walk’ campaign to call for pedestrian rights. In 2014 we launched the ‘Target Save Lives’ initiative, building support amongst governments and civil society for a Post-2015 road safety target. In 2015 we are advocating for the SDG targets through support for the #SaveKidsLives campaign.
The UN’s ‘Open Working Group’ on the SDGs has included road safety targets in the Health Goal and the Cities Goal.
You can help to secure new momentum for action to prevent road traffic injuries by supporting the retention of these targets in the final negotiations.
Every day 500 children are killed on the world’s roads. Join us in supporting the #SaveKidsLives campaign. Sign the Child Declaration for Road Safety and show your support for a target in the Sustainable Development Goals to make roads safer for all.
We’re calling for road safety to be included in the UN’s new Development Goals. You can tell the UN to include road safety in its priorities post-2015. Join us, vote for better transport and roads and suggest road safety as an extra priority.
Final inter-governmental negotiations on the SDGs have begun. But its not too late to make your voice heard. Contact your government representatives and tell them why action on road safety in 2015 is so important.
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