NGOs and global road safety stakeholders gathering this in Chania, Greece, called for governments around the world to commit to saving lives by reducing road deaths and injuries in their countries by 50% by 2030 and accepting the help of NGOs to achieve this challenging target.
As part of their Sixth Global Meeting, the Global Alliance of NGOs gathered more than 270 NGOs from around the world to offer direction towards road safety targets as the Decade of Action for Road Safet comes to a close. As part of the meeting, NGOs rallied for the UNGRSW asking people to #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety.
Every year, 1.35 million people are killed on the world’s roads, while tens of millions more are injured or disabled. Road traffic injuries have now become the eighth leading cause of death worldwide. Despite UN-mandated targets, road deaths are increasing globally. Urgent action is needed.
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and its members mobilized at the Sixth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims (the Global Meeting). Together, they called to extend target 3.6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to year 2030.
NGOs also discussed their plans for the week during the General Assembly.
During the Global Meeting, NGO leaders took pictures with speech bubble signboards and commited to action to obtain pledges from decision makers to act on their demands.