Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020: global launch
On 11 May 2011, the first ever Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched with great enthusiasm and optimism across the world. Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations and private companies in more than 100 countries celebrated the launch of the Decade through hundreds of events, both national and local.
This brochure offers some of the highlights of the launch from across the globe, detailing events both big and small - from high-level ministerial gatherings and press conferences to local public awareness-raising events. It captures many of the visuals from these gatherings, including the illuminations of iconic landmarks with the road safety "tag."
The brochure also documents the release of national plans for the Decade as well as introductions of new road safety legislation in a number of countries. It gives suggestions for taking the Decade forward and guidance on how to stay updated.