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On 2 March 2010 governments around the world took the historic decision to increase action to address the road safety crisis over the next 10 years. The UN General Assembly resolution proclaiming a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–20 (A/RES/64/255)i was tabled by the government of the Russian Federation and co-sponsored by more than 90 countries.
This recent initiative comes on the heels of the First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, hosted by the Russian Federation in November 2009. The ‘Moscow declaration’ii issued by ministers and senior officials from 150 countries underlines the importance of protecting all road users, in particular those who are most vulnerable such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, as identified in the ‘Global status …
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↵i The draft resolution (A/64/L.44/Rev.1) adopted in the General Assembly is available for download in six official languages at http://doc.un.org/DocBox/docbox.nsf/GetAll?OpenAgent&DS=A/64/L.44/Rev.1
↵ii The Moscow declaration may be downloaded at http://www.who.int/roadsafety/ministerial_conference/declaration_en.pdf.