The UN Road Safety Collaboration has announced the theme of its fifth Global Road Safety Week, “leadership for road safety”.

The goal of the Week, which will be held from May 6-12 2019, is to generate a demand from the public for stronger leadership for road safety worldwide. Its objectives are to:

  • provide an opportunity for civil society to generate demands for strong leadership for road safety, especially around concrete, evidence-based interventions which will save lives
  • inspire leaders to take action by showcasing examples of strong leadership for road safety within governments, international agencies, NGOs, foundations, schools and universities, and private companies, among others

UN Global Road Safety Week is targeted primarily at civil society organizations and policy-makers in charge of road safety. The lead up to the Week will follow a phased approach highlighting the risks people face on their daily travels – “this is my journey”; the demands they generate based on these risks – “this is my demand”; and the ways that forceful and compelling leaders can work with them to address these demands – “this is our solution”.

Resources to help in the planning of activities of events to mark the Week, including logo and slogan, sign boards, template petition letters and pledge announcements, and a toolkit for organizers, will be available on the UN Global Road Safety Week website.