As part of “Improving global road safety”-a new UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution requested WHO and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015.
As milestone events on the global road safety calendar, UN global road safety weeks give added impetus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011- 2020) and its goal of saving 5 million lives.
This year, the UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 4–10 May 2015 under the theme ‘Children and road safety’. The Week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect children and generate action on the measures needed to do so. Partners worldwide are encouraged to establish a national or local organizing committee and develop a plan of activities, including through engagement with children.