On August 18, 2021, the United Nations General Assembly once again proclaimed the period 2021-2030 as the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety. In the approved document, the countries have expressed their concern that target 3.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda will not be reached in 2020 (halving the number of fatalities and serious injuries in traffic accidents). For this reason, it is extended for the decade 2021-2030.

With this resolution, the United Nations encourages countries to:

Make efforts to guarantee the safety and protection of all road users through a safer infrastructure, taking into account the needs of all modes of transport and users.

Include road safety as an integral part of urban planning, transport systems and governance, taking into account the needs of vulnerable users of urban and rural roads, by promoting a safe system approach.

Adopt measures to promote knowledge and awareness of the population through education, training and outreach campaigns.

Strengthen institutional capacity in relation to road safety laws and enforcement, vehicle safety, infrastructure improvement, public transport and care after an accident, and collect, analyze and disseminate disaggregated data for the formulation of effective policies based on evidence.

Promote environmentally healthy and safe, quality, accessible and affordable modes of transport, in particular of a public and non-motorized nature, as well as safe intermodal integration as a means of improving road safety.

Encourage and incentivize the development, application and deployment of existing and future technologies and other innovations to improve accessibility and all aspects of road safety.

Encourage companies and industries of all sizes and sectors to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals related to road safety, applying safe system principles to their entire value chain.

Adopt and implement policies and measures to protect and actively promote pedestrian safety and bicycle mobility, with a view to also improving road safety and health.

Second Decade of action

In its resolution 64/255, March 1, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period 2011-2020 "Decade of Action for Road Safety", with the general objective of stabilizing and, subsequently, reducing the planned figures of road fatalities worldwide by increasing activities at the national, regional and global levels.

AESLEME committed itself, already then, to actively collaborate in the objective of reducing by half, not only the number of deaths, but also the number of seriously injured, sensitizing more than 1 million Spanish people through education and awareness, tools of AESLEME to achieve this ambitious commitment. Work with which we will continue in the next decade.

In Aesleme, We dream of "Zero deaths on our roads" and it is for this that our NGO joined all these goals in the last decade and is joining once more now.