United Nations Road Safety Collaboration – Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

Posted on May 23, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration – Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
 
“World unites to halt death and injury on the road
 
Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations and private companies from more than 100 countries are launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. From Tanzania to Sri Lanka and from Namibia to Mexico, presidents and prime ministers are expressing their commitment and launching national plans for the Decade. To symbolize the launch, national monuments are illuminated with the road safety “tag”, the new symbol for the Decade, from New York City, to Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw, Sydney, Moscow, Colombo and Geneva. These events mark the start of the Decade which seeks to save 5 million lives over the ten-year period.”

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World unites to halt death and injury on roads – WHO – 6 May 2011

Posted on May 9, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

World unites to halt death and injury on roads – WHO

Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 set to save millions of lives

News release 6 May 2011 | Geneva – “On 11 May, dozens of countries around the world kick off the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. From New Zealand to Mexico and the Russian Federation to South Africa, governments are committing to take new steps to save lives on their roads. The Decade seeks to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries which experts project will take the lives of 1.9 million people annually by 2020.”
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