August 2, 2015
Marking a milestone in the campaign for safer roads, the United Nations (UN) finalized the text of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and included two road safety targets:
The SDGs, 17 in total, set out an extraordinary agenda for the next 15 years: to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.
Recognition of road safety as essential for global development comes after years of advocacy efforts, coordinated by FIA Foundation in partnership with a wide coalition. As part of the effort, AIP Foundation helped to collect over 500,000 signatures for the #SaveKidsLives campaign, credited with influencing decision-makers in drafting the SDGs.
This coming September, nearly 200 world leaders will convene in New York to officially adopt the landmark agenda.
To read more about the road safety targets, click here. To read the full text of the agenda, click here.