"Don't blow the chance to make mobility safer and more sustainable". That is the message to governments meeting in New York today ahead of June's Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference. It is delivered in a powerful article and film by development campaigner Kevin Watkins on the Guardian's Global Development website.
The call for action on road safety at Rio+20 launches the Road Safety Fund's new partnership with the Guardian. Through a grant from the FIA Foundation we are enabling a new space within the Guardian's widely read Global Development site dedicated to examining road safety as a development issue. The site is managed solely by the Guardian and is entirely editorially independent, and we hope it will host a wide range of viewpoints and news on road safety and increase the media reporting and public awareness of this neglected issue.