Road safety targets approved at UN negotiations

Road safety targets have been included in the final text of the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN member states in New York.

A specific stand-alone target in the Health Goal to reduce road traffic fatalities by 50% by 2020 and a target on sustainable urban transport in the Cities Goal have been approved, in a landmark achievement for the global road safety community. For the FIA Foundation it marks a successful culmination to more than three years of advocacy and coordination of a campaign, in partnership with a wide coalition, to secure inclusion of road safety in the global development agenda for the first time. FIA Foundation staffers participated in the final two-week session of intergovernmental negotiations, as they have done in every relevant session for the past 18 months, talking to government missions and UN agencies to ensure that the targets retained support. The SDGs will guide all global development efforts over the next 15 years, designed to ‘stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet’.
 

Published: 6 August 2015

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