Conference on the development of the national road safety strategy in Viet Nam, 2011-2020
15 April 2011, Ministry of Transport, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
In collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Vietnamese Government, led by the Ministry of Transport will on 15 April, 2011, organize a national conference to discuss the development of the national road safety strategy and the upcoming Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. This Conference will present the final draft of the national road safety strategy, a plan that will guide road safety action in Viet Nam from 2011-2020 and frame objectives till 2030. Coinciding time wise, the Decade of Action for Road Safety presents Viet Nam with the opportunity to use the Decade to further advocate the implementation of the national strategy. Chaired by the Minister of Transport, the Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, this conference will include more than 250 participants from all of Vietnam's 63 provinces as well as representatives from central Government road safety stakeholders, international organizations and the media.
Contact: Madam Le Minh Chau
Official Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
11 May 2011, Ministry of Transport of Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
In collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, the Vietnamese Government, led by the Ministry of Transport will organize the following central level activities to mark the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety. On May 11, a national launch event will be or ganized in Hanoi. With the participation of all sectors of the Government working on road safety and representatives of international agencies. The Prime Minister (if available) and the Minister of Transport will call upon all Vietnamese to "Take Action for Road Safety", outlining the priorities and objectives for road safety between 2011-2020 as it relates to the new national road safety strategy, currently being finalized. Including an exhibition on the local road safety situation, major prevalent risk factors, achievements and success stories as well as current opportunities, this event is designed to galvanize national attention to road safety and the challenges and tasks ahead. A short propaganda campaign will be run on national television in advance of the launch, further communicating the burden of road traffic injury and death in Vietnam and introducing the Decade as an opportunity to advocate for sustained effort to further strengthen road safety and ultimately save lives on Viet Nam's roads. The Ministry of Transport has also requested each of Vietnam 's 63 provinces to prepare for local launch celebrations in each of their jurisdictions.
Contact: Madam Le Minh Chau
11 May 2011, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
The Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation is implementing a public awareness campaign in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang, leading up to the May 11 launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The public awareness campaign features 10 celebrities promoting the message “Together we can save millions of lives” and provides facts about traffic fatalities and simple interventions –such as helmet and seat belt use- relevant to Vietnam. The media campaign includes television commercials, more than 100 billboards nationwide, street banners, and press coverage. AIP Foundation will also work with the Vietnamese government to project the Decade of Action for Road Safety tag on significant landmarks in Vietnam’s two major cities- Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The tag will be projected on the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi. In addition, AIP Foundation and the Australian Embassy will hold a Helmets for Kids launch ceremony at the Mai Dich school in Hanoi, providing helmets and road safety education to students and teachers. The Governor General of Australia will attend the ceremony and give a brief speech in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Contact: Mirjam Sidik
Tel: +848 6299-1409