Second Decade of Action for Road Safety
On August 31, 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution A / RES / 74/299 on the global Road Safety Initiative
Resolution A/RES/74/299 on Improving Global Road Safety was based on the Stockholm Declaration agreed at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in February 2020. It sets a new goal for Road Safety for next 10 years and proclaims the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Know the main points:
– Proclamation of a Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030.
– A new target to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030.
– A request to the UNRSC, WHO and UN Regional Commissions to prepare an action plan.
– Encourage Member States to take a holistic view of road safety in the context of the full SDG agenda, connecting it with environmental, mobility, equality, gender and urban planning issues.
– Promotion of environmentally sound, safe, accessible and affordable quality modes of transport, especially public and non-motorized transport, and to actively protect and promote the safety of pedestrians and bicycle mobility.
– Put the focus on vulnerable road users, including children and youth, the elderly and people with disabilities.
– A secure system and a zero vision approach that promotes a research and data-driven point of view.
– Provision for vehicle safety, driver standards, road infrastructure and technology and for addressing key risk behaviours.
– Care, rehabilitation and social reintegration after the accident for victims of trafficking.
– Highlight the role of NGOs, academia, the private sector and stakeholders in helping governments, who have the primary responsibility for road safety, to work together to achieve these goals.
– A high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly by the end of 2022 on improving global road safety with a view to addressing gaps and challenges.