The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety is holding the Eighth Global Meeting of non-governmental organizations advocating for road safety and road victims in El Salvador from the 6th to the 10th of March 2023. The event will be co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vice-Minister of Transportation of El Salvador, His Excellency Saul Antonio Castelar Contreras.

The Eight Global Meeting
The Meeting will be a hybrid event so that multiple stakeholders and the wider NGO community can participate. It will feature capacity-building opportunities, inspiration from safe mobility experts, and a high-level symposium from key influencers from governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and academia.

Through the Meeting, road safety leaders and organizations will be able to explore the linkages between road safety, safe mobility, and other key global challenges addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focus on accountability for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.

The Global Meeting is an avenue for road safety NGOs to come together and trigger stronger action to halve the number of road-related deaths by 2030 and call for action to guarantee that every person has access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable mobility. 

Rethinking road safety: mobility for people and planet
The Meeting will feature different topics in its agenda. It will cover topics around advocacy and accountability for evidence-based actions, organizational strengthening, and safe mobility as an enabler for the SDGs. It will include a symposium that features areas focused on the theme of “rethinking mobility”.

Through the Meeting, road safety NGOs will also partake in the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Meeting organized by the WHO followed by an Accountability Toolkit Session that will improve the delivery of services of the different organizations.

The Global Meeting partners include WALK 21, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme, and the International Road Federation (IRF).