On March 2, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a historic resolution (A/64/L.44/Rev.1) declaring 2011-2020 to be the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The Decade of Action will serve as an excellent framework in which all stakeholders - government agencies, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and more - can work together to improve road safety both locally and globally. Read more.
ASIRT is an active member of the Global Alliance of Road Safety NGOs. With over 140 member NGOs active in more than 90 countries, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety was founded in response to demand from NGOs worldwide for a forum where NGOs can share best practices and collectively advocate for road safety and the rights of victims of road traffic injury. Learn more.
ASIRT is one of six partners in the Bloomberg Global Road Safety Project, a Bloomberg Philanthropies' public health initiative. Mayor Bloomberg pledged $125 million for five years to fund road safety interventions in 10 target countries around the globe. ASIRT serves as the only non-governmental organization among the Bloomberg partners, with the goal of strengthening NGO capacity in target countries through grassroots programs. ASIRT currently works on programs in Kenya and Turkey. View details.
Road Travel Reports contain comprehensive information on road travel for 150 countries.eNewsletters are published throughout the year to provide travelers with road safety information from around the world. Read the latest issue.The Study Abroad Toolbox for the education community enables risk managers, program administrators and faculty leaders to manage road risks for their students.In our latest blog series, Aaron Shapiro shares his love of travel with his educational background in Global Health, International Development and Conflict Management. The series, My Driver Project, highlights the challenges common to many young travelers, whether attempting to cross the border in Goma, safely catch a ride on a matatu or avoid major traffic as a pedestrian in Kampala.
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