Friday, 30 September 2011

PAHO plan of action

Ministers of Health from across the Americas have met at the Pan American Health Organizaton in Washington DC to sign off a plan of action to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

Friday, 23 September 2011

UPS delivers


UPS is the latest major company to become a Global Supporter of the Decade of Action. We were delighted to finalise and announce their contribution during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. See more here.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Green...and safe


We are delighted to be working with the United Nations Environment Programme to invest in and promote cycling and walking. With predictions that global car use could double over the next ten years - with all the growth in developing countries - there has never been a more urgent need to make the case for sustainable modes of transport, particularly as the majority of the world's population will still never own or use a car. Providing safe and fair access to roads and urban space for pedestrians and cyclists is vital. Read more about our work to 'share the road' here .

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

On Song


Nikki Jamal, winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, has lent her (very beautiful) voice in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Nikki visited the Fund office to give her backing to the global campaign to reduce road death and injury. She was crowned Eurovision champion in May this year watched by a live TV audience of 125 million people in more than 40 countries. She will play a leading role in Eurovision 2012 when it is hosted in Baku. Since she shot to fame she has worked closely with road safety campaigners in her native Azerbaijan, and is keen to use the platform of Eurovision to raise awareness:
"So many young people are affected by road crashes. They lose their own lives or their friends to this, or can be horribly injured. It is such a shame when these injuries are preventable. This Decade of Action can make a real difference".

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Employee contributions...


Our grateful thanks to all the employees at Lanxess Deutschland, who together donated more than €2,600 for the Decade of Action during a charity day at their technology office in Leverkusen!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Helmet campaigner honoured


Congratulations to Greig Craft, president of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, who has been awarded Vietnam's 'Friendship Medal', the highest civilian honour awarded by the Government of Vietnam. Greig, a US citizen, was presented with the award by Vietnam's Transport Minister in Hanoi in recognition of his contribution to promoting motorcycle helmet use in Vietnam for more than ten years. He played a leading role in pulling together the Vietnam Helmet Wearing Coalition which campaigned for and secured helmet legislation and enforcement, resulting in serious road injuries falling by more than 20%. The Road Safety Fund is supporting the work of the AIP Foundation, and its 'helmet vaccine initiatives' in SE Asia and Africa.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the official blog of the Road Safety Fund.
The role of the Fund is to encourage donations to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. We are supported by companies big and small, philanthropies and generous individuals (you) who want to contribute to achieving the UN's Goal for the Decade: to save five million lives on the world's roads by 2020.
We'll be using this blog to update you on news and developments about the Decade of Action, the activities of the Road Safety Fund and some of the great work our supporters are doing and enabling.
We hope you'll enjoy reading!
Many thanks,
Road Safety Fund