The website will be the main source of information, messages and materials related to the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week to be held 8-14 May 2017 on managing speed. With 328,000 people dying on the regions roads every year, making it the leading cause of death for those aged 15-49, the WHO strongy encourage the organisation of activities to commemorate this day and advocate for the prevention of road traffic injuries. WHO has a small fund to support the implementation of theme related country activities, as well as an extensive catalogue of media materials (http://www.wpro.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/multimedia/en/) which are available to be utilised by national counterparts.
The #SlowDown campaign seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address this major risk for road traffic and injury.
The campaign contributes to achievement of the Sustainable Development GOAL targe 3.6.
National and local governments, international agencies, civil society organisations, foundations, private companies, and the public generally are invited to plan and host events marking the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week.
To get involved, you are encouraged to:
- Take the pledge
- Spread the word
- Organise a “Slow Down Day”
- Register your event
- Follow the Week on social media https:www.facebook.com/UNGRSW/ and https://twitter.com/UNGRSW
Please visit the website regularly for new materials as they are finalised, including the forthcoming toolkit for organisers of a “Slow Down Day”
So that we can document and map the planned advocacy around UNGRSW, we ask counterparts to register their events on the above mentioned website. To date activities in Australia, New Zealand and Viet Nam have been registered, but we are aware of many more being planned and proposed.