We love the new Global Plan!  Join the Launch of the Global Plan for the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety this Thursday 28 October and hear how safer road infrastructure will help to halve global road deaths and injuries by 2030.

The Plan has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Regional Commission, in cooperation with partners in the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and other stakeholders.

It outlines the “what to do, how to do it and who to do it” to achieve the 12 Global Road Safety Performance Targets, calling on governments and partners to implement the Safe Systems Approach in the creation and implementation of strategies and programmes for road safety, sustainable mobility and urban design.

Safe road infrastructure is a key focus of the Plan, alongside safe road use, safe vehicles, multimodal transport and land-use planning, and post-crash response.

In September 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/74/299 “Improving global road safety”, proclaiming the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, with the ambitious target of preventing at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.

The Global Plan aligns with the Stockholm Declaration, by emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach to road safety, and calling on continued improvements in the design of roads and vehicles; enhancement of laws and law enforcement; and provision of timely, life-saving emergency care for the injured. The Global Plan also reflects the Stockholm Declaration’s promotion of policies to promote walking, cycling and using public transport as inherently healthy and environmentally sound modes of transport.