About the Second UN Global Road Safety Week
The Second UN Global Road Safety Week to be held 6-12 May 2013 is dedicated to pedestrian safety.
Requested by the UN General Assembly, the Week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians worldwide, generate action on the measures needed to do so, and contribute to achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to save 5 million lives.
The Week will contribute to:
- drawing attention to the need for pedestrian safety;
- generating action on measures which work to increase pedestrian safety; and
- achieving the goal of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 to save 5 million lives.
Governments, with support from civil society, academia, the private sector and the international community, are all encouraged to plan and host national and local events during the Second UN Global Road Safety Week.
This milestone event on the Decade calendar is a unique opportunity to make progress on saving lives, and we hope that you will join in ensuring its success.