iRAP has joined other leading organizations calling for road safety to be made a priority at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012.
The publication of a statement by the organizations coincided with a Donor and Policy Forum in New York. At the event, a new report by Kevin Watkins of the Brookings Institute was published, making the case for inclusion of road safety and a ‘people first’ approach to transport policy in the Rio framework.
There was a significant breakthrough recently when a proposal by the Russian Federation to include road safety ‘as an integral part of sustainable development’ was agreed by the US, European Union, G77 and China during negotiations on draft documentation.
To support calls for road safety to be made a development priority, visit: http://www.makeroadssafe.org/takeaction/Pages/homepage.aspx.