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Road Safety Fund

Introduction

Established in April 2018, the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) aims to help low- and middle-income countries put in place effective national road safety systems in order to (a) substantially curb the number of fatalities and injuries from road crashes, and (b) reduce economic losses resulting from them... Read more >

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In Focus

In Paraguay, road accidents are the leading cause of death in adolescents and young people aged 15 to 29 – a situation that has got worse over the last five years, according to WHO. Part of the problem is a lack of consideration for road safety, especially for children, in the design of urban areas. Taking action to address this situation, UNICEF and the National Traffic and Traffic Safety Agency (ANTSV) have conducted training on urban planning and sustainable transportation. The development of the course material and the organization of the training in Paraguay, which is also being conducted in the Philippines and South Africa, is one of five pilot projects financed by the UN Road Safety Fund... [read more]

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