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Decade of action

With resolution A/RES/64/255 of 10 May 2010, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the period 2011–2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, with a goal to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and global levels.

Governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies - all of us who travel the world's roads - are encouraged to plan and host an event on 11 May 2011 marking the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

"The Decade of Action for Road Safety can help all countries drive along the path to a more secure future... Today, partners around the world are releasing national or citywide plans for the Decade, hosting policy discussions and enabling people affected by road crashes to share their stories widely. Now we need to move this campaign into high gear and steer our world to safer roads ahead. Together, we can save millions of lives."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message on the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 11 May 2011.