Support from the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration offers the following resources to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and related launch on 11 May 2011:

Global Plan

In order to prepare for the launch of the Decade, the UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 with input from many partners. The Global Plan provides an overall framework for activities which may take place in the context of the Decade. The categories or "pillars" of activities in the Plan are: building road safety management capacity; improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks; further developing the safety of vehicles; enhancing the behaviour of road users; and improving emergency and other post-crash services. Indicators have been developed to measure progress in each of these areas. Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector and other stakeholders are invited to make use of the Global Plan as a guiding document for the events and activities they will support as part of the Decade.

Road safety tag

As noted, the road safety "tag" is the new global symbol for road safety and the key visual for the Decade. To date the road safety tag has been produced in the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish - and a dozen other widely spoken languages. Additional translations of the road safety tag are currently being prepared. To request the artwork for printed materials or purchase the tag as a wearable or decorative item, visit:

Web sites

The official global web site for the Decade has been launched at http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action. This web site, which will be regularly updated up to and beyond the launch of the Decade, will contain all related materials including the Global Plan; the toolkit for organizers of launch events; samples of national plans for the Decade; descriptions of events being organized by partners; a listing of national focal points for the Decade; and video statements of heads of state and international agencies pledging support to the Decade. A Facebook page has also been launched to draw attention to the Decade and provide a forum for debate and discussion.

The Road Safety Fund

EThe Road Safety Fund has been created as a mechanism to raise financial support from corporations, the international donor community and the general public to support implementation of the Decade. The Road Safety Fund is managed by the World Health Organization and the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. It is envisioned that proceeds raised through the Fund will be invested in two ways:

  • road traffic injury prevention programmes in low-income and middle-income countries – working with a wide range of partners on the frontline of the global road death epidemic to save lives;
  • enabling global advocacy for the Decade, building awareness and support for the Decade's injury reduction goals.

Other advocacy materials

Other advocacy materials are being considered, including a flyer with the latest data and information on road traffic injuries and other promotional items such as reflective stickers, bags, etc. Visit the official global web site for more information.

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