Monday, 4 February 2013

Safety advocates at UN Post-2015 Panel

Bright Oywaya and fellow activists at the UN Post-2015 High Level Panel in Liberia

Campaigners have advocated for road safety to be included in the post-2015 'sustainable development goal' (SDG) framework, at the UN High Level Panel consultative meeting held in Liberia. Staging a 'Long Short Walk' at the conference, Bright Oywaya, representing the Make Roads Safe campaign, spoke to High Level Panel members in a round table session of her experience of being disabled in a road crash, and of the need for road safety to be part of the next SDGs. To coincide with the meeting, an opinion survey of Liberians found that 'better roads and transport' was one of the top three priorities people there want the SDGs to address. Amongst young people in the West African country better roads and transport is the No. 1. priority.

The UN has launched an online consultation on the SDGs. Visit My World to add your voice. Please check the box for 'better roads and transport' and write-in 'Safer roads' as an extra priority.

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