April 24, 2019
Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week will focus on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.
The #SpeakUp campaign provides an opportunity for civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives. It will also inspire leaders to take action by showcasing strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities and private companies. Read more about the previous United Nations Global Road Safety Weeks below on our timeline.
#SpeakUp to SaveLIVES
To know what to speak up for, you need to understand the risks you face on the road first. Every day you travel to work, school or visit family and friends. During your daily travels you, or your children, may encounter certain risks on the roads. We encourage you to assess these risks and start demanding road safety. We ask you to only demand road safety interventions that are evidence-based and are proven to work from our lists of of interventions provided.
The World Health Organization developed the Save LIVES technical package to support road safety decision-makers and practitioners in their efforts to significantly reduce the number of road traffic deaths in their countries. Save LIVES provides an evidence-based inventory of priority interventions.