The Second UN Global Road Safety Week takes place on 6-12 May 2013. It is a great opportunity to call for action on its theme; pedestrian safety. As well as taking part in the Long Short Walk, this year's YOURS campaign iniated by the Zenani Mandela Campaign, you can take part in a range of activities to promote the week and call for pedestrian safety.
The Second UN Global Road Safety Week to be held 6-12 May 2013 is dedicated to pedestrian safety.
Requested by the UN General Assembly, the Week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians worldwide, generate action on the measures needed to do so, and contribute to achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to save 5 million lives.
The Week will contribute to:
This milestone event on the Decade calendar is a unique opportunity to make progress on saving lives, and we hope that you will join in ensuring its success.
As you may know, the first United Nations Road Safety Week had the theme of 'young road users'. This culminated in the First Global Youth Assembly for Road Safety and subsequently the birth of YOURS! Just after the five year anniversary, WHO have organized the Second UN Road Safety Week.
This year, bolstering the call for safer roads for pedestrians globally, the Long Short Walk is a great way for you to do something for th week. Take part in our unique youth competition as easy as a click of a camera button! Find out how to take part here.
Other ways you can contribute to the week is by organizing an event; you can find out more in the attached flyer. The flyer is available in other languages here.