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The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety celebrates its 10th anniversary.

15 November 2021

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Alliance was founded in 2011 to mobilize and empower NGOs during the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. Since then, the Alliance and its 288 members in 98 countries have grown in number, capacity, and strength, working to save lives through advocacy, education, infrastructure, research, and victim support.

Road safety and road victim NGOs offer a unique perspective as the eyes, ears, and voices of their communities. Through events, such as the Global Meetings, member surveys, and consultations, the Alliance unites NGOs’ voices and enables them to help shape the global road safety agenda. It facilitates their participation and represents their voices among high-level stakeholders such as the UN Road Safety Fund and during planning for high-level meetings. As a result, Alliance NGOs are becoming a recognized force through their contributions at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Stockholm and their inputs to the Global Plan for the Decade of Action 2021 - 2030 and other high-level occasions.

NGOs are also boots on the ground. They mobilize communities and they advocate with decision makers. Their reach is growing. During the last UN Global Road Safety Week, Alliance NGOs reached an estimated 112 million people with the #Love30 campaign. 

The NGO community’s growing influence has been accelerated through the Alliance’s targeted capacity-building programs, in particular the Alliance Empowerment Program and the Alliance Incubator. 

These successes have led to the Alliance receiving two Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards in 2017, for the Alliance Empowerment Program , and in 2020, for #CommitToAct.