We are very excited to share that a specific road safety goal has been mentioned in the zero draft in the "Introduction and proposed goals and targets on sustainable development for the Post-2015 Development Agenda". The international road safety community, under the great leadership of FIA Foundation, has been working tirelessly to ensure that a specific target for safe and sustainable transport is mentioned in the coming agenda and this zero draft is a good sign of things to come, although the work does not stop here. Let's keep it in!
Enormous progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs). Global poverty continues to decline, more children than ever are attending primary school, child deaths have dropped dramatically, access to safe drinking water has been greatly expanded, and targeted investments in fighting malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis have saved millions.
The MDGs are making a real difference in people’s lives and, with strong leadership and accountability, this progress can be expanded in most of the world’s countries by the target date of 2015.
The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.
At the September 2010 MDG Summit, UN Member States initiated steps towards advancing the development agenda beyond 2015 and are now leading a process of open, inclusive consultations on the post-2015 agenda. Civil society organizations from all over the world have also begun to engage in the post-2015 process, while academia and other research institutions, including think tanks, are particularly active. The set of eleven global thematic consultations and national consultations in over 60 countries is facilitated by the United Nations Development Group and involves partnership with multiple stakeholders.
Much of the conversation around the Post-2015 Development Agenda began with the UN's Global Survey - The World We Want
In a recent 'Zero Draft' report entitled, "INTRODUCTION AND PROPOSED GOALS AND TARGETS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE POST2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA", a specfic goal has been included under the health goal. Currently there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) included in the zero draft which are likely to be cut down.
List of Proposed Sustainable Development Goals to be attained by 2030
Under the 'Attain healthy life for all at all ages" the international road safety movement including the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration have been lobbying for a specific road safety goal and its is with great excitement that road traffic deaths have been mentioned in the zero draft of the SDGs.
This is a great step in ensuring road safety is given focus in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, however, we are far from our end goals. The next steps will be to ensure we keep this phrase in the final development agenda goals. The zero draft will undergo several ratifications and adjustments.