Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 3-6 April
About 200 delegates from 140 GA member NGO’s from 70 different countries were participating
FEVR was hosting the WDR workshop and a full day Symposium on Post Crash response.
Presentation will be soon on the GA web
Road crashes take over 1.25 million lives every year and are the main cause of death for 15–29 year olds and an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.
We, the world’s road safety and road victims’ NGOs, deem this to be an unacceptable loss of life and quality of life.
Now all countries in the United Nations have adopted road safety targets 3.6 & 11.2 in the Sustainable Development Goals, we urge governments, corporations, academia, our fellow NGOs and all stakeholders to act without delay to support and implement the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and in particular the measures therein prioritized in WHO’s new SaveLIVES public health package.
We commit to implementing practical, evidence-based measures to improve road safety and post-crash response. We call upon every citizen to partner with us in our mutual efforts to reduce road dangers, to prevent death and serious injury on our roads, and to ensure support and justice for the bereaved and injured.
We urge governments to promote, adopt and implement road safety policies aiming at protecting the most vulnerable road users, together with all UN legal instruments, especially the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Road safety is a matter of human rights. The time to act is now.
Congrats: During the GA FEVR delegate and ACA-M president Manuel Ramos got the highest score ( 80 votes) during the election of new board members
Post Crash Response Pillar 5 of the UN DoA
“It was a great moment to meet all these Road Safety advocates and Road Traffic Victim mates from all over the world, a multi cultural show far away from home to learn to know a new country and above all to share and care for common objectives”
J.Mersch FEVR president