The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations, with the aim to increase the effectiveness of the United Nations in achieving its major objectives through training and research. UNITAR’s mission is to develop the individual, institutional and organizational capacity of countries and other United Nations stakeholders through high-quality learning solutions and related knowledge products and services to enhance decision-making and to support country-level action for overcoming global challenges.
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UNITAR’s second Strategic Objective calls to “Promote people’s wellbeing and support equitable representation of countries in global decision-making fora”. The sub-objective SO 2.1 “Promote people’s well-being, including the protection and empowerment of groups that have been marginalized and are vulnerable” focuses broadly on developing people’s well-being, with emphasis on helping individuals acquire knowledge and skills to promote sustainable development.
In the specific field of road safety, UNITAR contributes to developing the capacities of government officials and key stakeholders to improve road safety and to assisting UN Member States in achieving the related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Road Safety Performance Targets. Reflecting on the urgency to build capacity to improve road safety and recognizing that road safety is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNITAR’s Road Safety Initiative for Cities aims to:
Enhance the capacity of government authorities on road safety management;
Promote public and private sector’s engagement in initiatives that improve road safety; and
Contribute to knowledge exchange and sharing of innovative solutions that improve road safety.
Through the Initiative Strengthening Road Safety – A partnership to build capacity, drive innovation and deliver meaningful impact, UNITAR with the support of AB InBev and in collaboration with academic institutions and other private sector partners aim to contribute to advance road safety targets by:
Promoting the implementation of holistic, evidence-based approaches to improve road safety;
Exploring and testing how digital transformation can deliver significant Road Safety improvements;
Enhancing the capacity of government agencies and municipal authorities to implement road safety interventions;
Promoting public-private partnerships, leveraging the UNITAR / AB InBev collaboration as a model of collaboration; and
Raising awareness on best practices that advance the 2030 SDG agenda and contribute to achieve road safety related targets.
Phase I (2018-2019) aimed to implement concrete actions to improve road safety related targets and contribute to advance the SDGs by:
Promoting the awareness about road safety with the aim of putting road safety as top priority in the agenda of decision makers and private sector leaders;
Scale-up road safety local demonstration projects in targeted countries; and
Promote research in road safety, knowledge creation and sharing of practical solutions in the field.
Phase II (2020-2021) is based on three pillars and related activities:
Pillar 1: Roll out of the “Management Practices for Safer Roads” Toolkit;
Pillar 2: Implementation of road safety city interventions, with a focus on digital innovation; and
Pillar 3: Stakeholders engagement and communication.
The objectives of the phase II partnership are:
Proven implementation of the Road Safety Toolkit with positive, tangible results;
Explore and test how digital transformation can deliver significant Road Safety improvements;
Promote public-private partnerships in support of road safety and the SDG 17, leveraging the UNITAR / AB InBev collaboration as an example of best practice;
Enhance the capacity of government agencies and municipal authorities to implement road safety interventions;
Raise awareness on best practices that advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to achieve road safety related targets (SDG 3.6 & SDG 11.2).
To date the partnership has lead interventions in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, South Africa, the United States and China.
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