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Spring Meetings Side Event - The Crisis of Road Traffic Injury: How We Can Jointly Support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

Begins:   Apr 18, 2012 
Ends:   Apr 18, 2012 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -- 12:30-2:00pm


World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC


Road crashes are the leading cause of death worldwide for youth aged 10-24.  Of the 1.3 million killed on the world’s roads each year, 90 percent are in developing countries.   Nearly half of those dying on the world’s roads are “vulnerable road users”:  pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.  Another 50 million are injured and sometimes permanently disabled, limiting their productive years and quality of life.  This epidemic is an urgent development and public health concern to which the UN responded by launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. In addition, multilateral development banks including the World Bank have declared road safety a priority investment area for their client countries.   Civil society organizations have an important advocacy and operational role to play in supporting the Decade, as shown by the recent creation of a global alliance of road safety NGOs.  This dialogue with CSOs convened by Safe Kids Worldwide and the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) will update participants on civil society engagement with road safety and explore how CSOs can get involved.


Mr. Marc Shotten
, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank/Global Road Safety Facility


Ms. Moira Donahue
, Director, International Operations, Safe Kids Worldwide and Board Member, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

Ms. Nicole Klingen, Sector Manager, Health, Nutrition and Population Team, World Bank

Ms. Nani Rodriguez, President, Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation, Uruguay

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