Launch: The launch date for the Decade has been set for 11 May 2011. Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations and private companies are encouraged to release their plans for the Decade on this day. If your plan for the Decade is finalized, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Plan: A Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 has been developed by the UN Road Safety Collaboration and revised based on comments from a number of stakeholders following open consultation through the Web. The Plan calls for action on the following: building road safety management capacity; upgrading the safety of road infrastructure; further developing the safety of vehicles; enhancing the behaviour of road users; and improving emergency services. Visit: http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/plan/en/index.html . Please make use of the Plan to guide you in identifying the types of activities you will support during the Decade.
Symbol: The symbol for the Decade - the yellow road safety tag - has been finalized in the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish - and is being finalized in Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Portuguese, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese. All language versions will be available on the tag's web site noted below. If there are other national languages in which you would like the tag to appear, please provide the translation for "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020", ensuring that this translation is officially recognized by the government. We will then ask our designers to prepare a version of the tag in this language.
Web sites: The global web site for the Decade is http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/en/ . As it develops, this web site will host key data and information on road safety; a toolkit for organizers of launch events; a listing of national focal points for the Decade; a calendar of launch events around the world; video statements from high-profile dignitaries; and other advocacy and media materials. A complementary web site dedicated to the tag is http://www.decadeofaction.org . On this web site, you may order the road safety tag; download the artwork for the tag for use for events and materials related to the Decade; and learn about ways to contribute to a newly established road safety fund.
Calendar of launch events: Once your plans for the launch of the Decade are finalized, you may inform us by completing this online form http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/launch/planned_events/en/index.html . Based on information provided, a calendar of launch events around the world will be developed for the official global web site.
Groups are encouraged to:
- Advertise the Decade at every opportunity, flagging its potential to save millions of lives;
- Invite governments to prepare and launch a national multi-sectoral plan for the Decade on 11 May 2011, in line with the Global Plan for the Decade;
- Encourage governments to identify a national focal point for the Decade to facilitate coordination at national level;
- Plan a high-profile national launch event on 11 May 2011, involving dignitaries from all sectors of society, road traffic victims and their families;
- Engage with the media on the 11 May 2011 to cover related launch events and activities.
This Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 is everybody's Decade. Let us use this opportunity well!