Week filled with road safety initiatives ahead of World Remembrance Day 2021
Road safety will be the focus of the week from 15 to 21 November with many different and important initiatives leading up to the World Day of Remembrance.
Starting the round, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety that advocates for safer roads, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week. The Alliance was founded in 2011 to mobilise and empower NGOs during the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. Since then, the Alliance and its 288 members in 98 countries have grown in number, capacity, and strength, working to save lives through advocacy, education, infrastructure, research, and victim support.
The European Road Safety Charter is hosting their Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2021 on 18 November. Winning initiatives are examples of where organisations have focused on road safety, through specific and measurable actions in their areas of responsibility.
The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration is holding an international webinar on Private sector involvement in Road safety that will welcome the Swedish Vision Zero Academy and will count with the participation of CLEPA.
The week culminates with the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR 2021) on 21 November, an event that is endorsed and followed worldwide by many governments, international agencies and groups such as the ones previously mentioned. The World Health Organisation and the United Nations encourage all road safety stakeholders to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance. CLEPA takes an active role in this initiative as part of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and promotes actions to make roads safer.
In: CLEPA News, Safety