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20th Anniversary of the FIA Foundation

21 June 2022

In his reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the FIA Foundation:  Leading a Catalyst for Change. Its first director general highlights that the launch of the Foundation came just one year after the United Nations (UN) had adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But unfortunately the MDGs had completely overlooked the rising tide of road traffic injuries, 90% of which were occurring in low and middle income countries. The FIA Foundation was ideally placed to tackle this serious omission and we began working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to  ensure that road safety gained the global recognition it deserved. 

He concludes by saying: 'Whilst the global agenda certainly does not get any easier, it is reassuring that, after twenty years of solid achievement, the FIA Foundation is still fulfilling its original mandate as an independent champion of safe and sustainable transport. Given the challenges we face in the decades ahead it’s influence and commitment will be needed more than ever before.'