UN Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030Daniele D'Onofrio
The Global Plan has been developed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Regional Commissions, in cooperation with partners in the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and other stakeholders, as a guiding document to support the implementation of the Decade of Action 2021–2030 and its objectives.
The plan outlines what is needed to achieve the target of a 50% reduction in road traffic deaths and injuries over this period and calls on governments and partners to implement an integrated approach to safety. The Safe System approach – a core feature of the Decade of Action – recognizes that road transport is a complex system and places safety at its core. It also recognizes that humans, vehicles, and the road infrastructure must interact in a way that ensures a high level of safety.
The plan’s recommendations draw on proven and effective interventions and best practice in road trauma prevention and provide a comprehensive overview of actions to implement and strengthen Safe Systems. These recommendations are not prescriptive but can be used to develop national road safety action plans tailored to local contexts, available resources and capacities.
As part of the actions to ensure vehicle safety, it is recommended that high quality, harmonized safety standards are maintained throughout the vehicle life cycle through independent assessment programs.