• English

UN Road Safety Trust Fund


Established in April 2018, the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF) aims to contribute to two major outcomes, namely assisting UN Member States to a) substantially curb the number of fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashes and b) reduce economic losses resulting from these crashes. Building on best practices and expertise developed through the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Trust Fund will support concrete actions helping to achieve the road safety-related targets (target 3.6 and target 11.2) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key areas of work

In focus

The third session of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund will take place in Geneva on 3 September 2019. 

Made up of representatives from the five United Nations Regions, participating UN organizations, multilateral development banks, private sector, civil society and academia, the Advisory Board will deliberate on key next steps and documents. The Board is expected to decide the funding themes, direction, and limitations for the Fund’s projects from 2019 to 2021. It will also discuss progress in the implementation of the five pilot projects approved by the Fund’s Steering Committee in November 2018.  

Worth nearly USD 1 million, the pilot projects focus on improving the collection of road traffic fatality data, strengthening speed management, enhancing legal frameworks for road safety, scaling up safe street designs, and developing capacity in child-responsive urban planning and sustainable urban transportation. The pilot projects are implemented in Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal and South Africa.