The UN Road Safety Fund will host its first-ever virtual open day this Friday, March 3. The event will invite stakeholders to participate in a knowledge forum with the UNRSF’s leading partners to talk about the support provided for governments in their efforts to tackle priority road safety needs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum runs from 10 AM to 5 PM CET. 

Among the topics to be discussed in the forum are the efforts the UNRSF and its partners are making to support low-and-middle-income countries to take priority action to ensure safer roads. It will also explore the global project impact and financing innovations currently achieved to deliver road safety commitments in support of the 2030 Agenda. 

The event will be launched through the opening remarks of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt. YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Executive Director Floor Lieshout will moderate the event for the morning session. Government officials and UN partners from Mozambique, West Africa, Bangladesh, and Brazil will participate in the session.

The afternoon session will be moderated by the Deputy Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe Dmitry Mariyasin and feature corporate and country donors of the UNRSF.