Alliance members in several countries, including FEVR, Luxembourg; ACA-M, Portugal; and Road Safety Pioneers, Iran, have played an important role pushing their governments to include SDG 3.6 (to halve the number of deaths and injuries on roads globally by 2020) in their 2017 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). The VNRs are an opportunity for governments to report on their progress towards the SDGs at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which met this month in New York, US.
This year, 44 countries performed VNRs. The road safety SDG has been reviewed by Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Brazil, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, and Uruguay have also reported on policy measures to improve road safety. Others are reviewing related goals and targets. (Source: FIA Foundation and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport).
Alliance members received praise and thanks for their contribution from FIA Foundation, who hosted a side event at the HLPF, pushing for greater focus on road safety. We are very proud of the contribution that our members make to keeping governments accountable for safer roads and are honored to support FIA Foundation, Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility, and G4 Alliance in their call at the HLPF for urgent action to meet the global target for road safety. Read more HERE.