#SpeakUp doesn’t end here: #CommitToAct
The Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week finished yesterday but we continue to #SpeakUp loudly for road safety leadership. It is our role as NGOs and we are persistent for change.
The demands you made during the UN Global Road Safety Week still matter and the commitments given by decision makers must be followed up. Without sustained attention, these commitments can become empty promises that do not lead to meaningful change.
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) is launching #CommitToAct, a campaign to help you to continue pushing on your demands, generate local and national government commitments for road safety actions at policy, implementation, or enforcement level, and track and highlight these commitments.
#CommitToAct will support civil society’s preparations for the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden in February 2020 and will culminate in a civil society summit and call to action. Previous ministerial conferences have acted as catalysts for governments to take action on road safety. #CommitToAct is an opportunity for civil society to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to push for the promises that have been made for tangible action to reduce the number of road deaths around the world.
#CommitToAct brings together several upcoming Alliance initiatives:
- Round the World Roundtables: high level discussions by NGOs to gain local- or national-level commitments from government authorities.
- Commitment tracking: the Alliance will be assisting NGOs to hold governments accountable for the commitments that they make through a commitment tracker.
- Civil society summit and call to action at the Ministerial Conference based on the NGO Declaration presented to the Government of Sweden at the Global Meeting.
Please share with us the commitments that you have received from your authorities during UN Global Road Safety Week and your plans for tracking them. Together, let’s make sure that those commitments are converted into action.