Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week will focus on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.
The #SpeakUp campaign provides an opportunity for civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives. It will also inspire leaders to take action by showcasing strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities and private companies.
The Fifth Week looks at the theme of leadership:
It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to save lives. The progress we are able to make hinges on the political will of our decision-makers to act.
1.35 million people die on the world's roads each year. Road traffic injuries are the leading killer of children and young adults aged 5-29 years.
We can all #SpeakUp and be a leader for road safety. We can document our journeys, record our demands and prompt decision-makers to make a pledge to act on them.
The Week calls on people to #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety andget involved with three steps. Everybody can be a leader for road safety and it starts with speaking up!
There are three easy steps to follow to #SpeakUp - the first step is to assess your journey; the second step to record your demands; and the third step to urge decision-makers to make a pledge to act on them.
We call on all youth involved in road safety and beyond to participate in the week!