WHO hosts 12th Meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
On 5-6 October 2010 WHO hosted the 12th meeting of the UN Road Safety Collaboration. More than 70 participants discussed the preparations for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, including the draft global Plan for the Decade, the symbol for the Decade, and the launch scheduled for 11 May 2011. The group commended the progress made on the development of the Plan to date, which describes work in five pillars of activity: building road safety management capacity; upgrading the safety of road infrastructure; further developing the safety of vehicles; enhancing the behaviour of road users; and improving emergency services. Comments made during the meeting on the current version will be incorporated into the final version of the Plan set for release in November 2010. Project group discussions focused on three issues:
- development and implementation of the "how to" manuals, including an update on progress on guides on distracted driving, pedestrian safety, and heavy goods vehicles;
- work-related road safety, including further development of a road safety charter, and
- infrastructure, including implementation of a forthcoming manual on the subject.
The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that during the meeting Amend.org was formally accepted as a new member.
The next meeting of the UNRSC will take place in February 2011.