Third UN Global Road Safety Week,2015 in Uganda -“Save Kids Lives towards a transformed Ugandan Transport Sector”

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce the global campaign for the Third UN Global Road Safety Week, 4-10 May 2015, on the theme children and road safety: #SaveKidsLives. The campaign seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads, generate action to better ensure their safety and promote the inclusion of safe and sustainable transport in the post-2015 development agenda.

The centrepiece of the #SaveKidsLives campaign is a child declaration, developed with input from children around the world. The campaign invites all road safety policy-makers and advocates to “sign it”, “show it”, and “deliver it” to those in charge of road safety in countries and communities during the Week.

UN global road safety weeks are called upon by governments through UN General Assembly resolutions. As milestone events on the global road safety calendar, UN global road safety weeks serve as important platforms for concerted advocacy and give added impetus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and its goal: saving 5 million lives.

RELATED LINKS

#SaveKidsLives web site: www.savekidslives2015.org/

Third UN Global Road Safety Week web site: www.who.int/roadsafety/week/2015/en/

In Uganda, the Commonwealth Peoples’ Association of Uganda (CPAUG) in partnership with Hope For Victims Of Traffic Accidents (HOVITA) Ltd & Parental Roles in Value Empowerment (PROVE-Uganda) are planning country-wide Road Safety campaigns from 25th-30th May 2015 in 8 districts of Buikwe –Lugazi, Iganga, Masaka, Kasese, Jinja, Nakasongola, Ibanda and Wakiso-EBB targeting primary and secondary schools, teachers, media, road safety campaigners, Boda Boda riders and LCs.

The campaign will be launched in Kampala on 5th May 2014. Venue TBD

The proposed country theme is ““Save Kids Lives towards a transformed Ugandan Transport Sector”

For further information on how to get involved and participate in the #SaveKidsLives campaign, please contact CPAUG, P.O. Box10358 Kampala, Tel: +256(0)414577017, E-mail: commonwealthrcedu@gmail.com. Attn: Mr. Kiapi K. Frederick 0776/0704 642 494; Mr. Sam Bambanza TEL: 0701654888 E-sambambanza@gmail.com

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