The 2020 UNRSF Call for Proposals was open between 30 October 2020 and 31 January 2021 (23:59 CET) and will disburse USD 4 million to approved projects aimed at reducing road traffic fatalities. The duration of submitted projects may be up to a maximum of three years. The Call invites 11 eligible UN organizations to submit projects responding to these priorities :
- Alignment with national priorities, opportunities for synergies and avoiding duplications with other road safety funds and programmes;
- Projects with a significant and sustainable impact on road safety in low- and middle-income countries;
- Partially connect projects with COVID-19 (active mobility, vulnerable road users and speed management etc.); and
- Taking also into account:
- partnerships and leveraging of other resources, including co-financing;
- the new UN General Assembly Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety (A/RES/74/299); and
- the UN Sustainable Development Goals, i.e. cross-cutting issues.
Further information on each participating UN organization’s strategy for the Call for Proposals will be published on our webpage after 9 November 2020.
The UNRSF has run two calls for proposals to-date and as a result, is currently supporting 15 projects, spanning 4 regions, showcasing the impact of joint partnerships between the UN and an array of stakeholders.
The UNRSF’s goal, guided by the Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety, is to leverage the collective knowledge and capability of its participating UN organizations to achieve global impact and long-term developmental change in a substantial reduction in road traffic injuries and fatalities, and the economic loss arising therefrom.