2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety Washington - Detailed Report
Monday, 18 April 2011
The report from the 2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety Advocates and Victims of Road Crashes is now availiable cross-media with a video report highlighting statements from key international NGO actors as well more information on the presenations given in Washington.
YOURS previously reported on the 2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety that took place in Washington in March 2011. We are now pleased to feature an independant video report created for the event by Andrios Takis which features oral statements by the NGO community on road safety and the forthcoming Decade of Action. The videos can be viewed on this page.
As part of ongoing efforts to support nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in their advocacy efforts, WHO hosted the Second Global Meeting of NGOs Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims on 14-15 March 2011. The gathering, held at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, DC, convened 100 participants representing NGOs from 48 countries. The group shared experiences and approaches to advocating for road safety and road victims; discussed creation of a global alliance of NGOs; and described plans for the Decade of Action for Road Safety and related launch on 11 May 2011.
As well as a video report, all presentation that were delivered to the NGOs at the meeting are also available with thanks to the World Health Organization.
Spotlights on NGO advocacy for road safety and road victims presentations:
- Road death investigation guide for bereaved families
- Advocating for creation of a pedestrian crossing
- Serving as "press agents" for road safety
- Creating a Congressional Caucus on Road Safety
- Influencing the revision of drink driving legislation in Guadalajara
- Washington DC