UN launches trust fund to improve road safety worldwide

April 12, 2018

Traffic in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Traffic in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

On 12 April, 2018, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed launched the new UN Road Safety Trust Fund at headquarters in New York City, U.S. The Fund will mobilize critical resources to finance road safety interventions by opening up new government and municipal funding and re-focusing national road safety budgets towards proven ‘Safe System’ interventions. To kickstart the new fund, the FIA Foundation has pledged a donation of USD$10 million. AIP Foundation President Greig Craft was also present at the launch ceremony.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe estimates that every $1,500 contributed to the Road Safety Trust Fund could save one life; prevent ten serious injuries; and leverage $51,000 in road safety investment.

Read more about this important milestone for the road safety NGO community here.

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