Safe travels to all Namibians🇳🇦 traveling over the long weekend. #GlobalGoals #SDG3
Did you know SDG 3,”Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages “ targets to halve the number of global deaths & injuries from road traffic accidents. #SlowDown and keep safe.
Let’s take urgent action around speed management to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries.
Did you know by slowing down you can help work towards the Sustainable Development Goals? #SDG3 (Good health & well being) target 3.6; “By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.”
#SlowDown let’s take action
In light of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW), the UN System in Namibia joined the private sector in Windhoek to rally support for the “Save Lives: #SlowDown” campaign.
The Fourth UNGRSW started on 8 May and will run until 14 May 2017. It seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action to address this major risk for road traffic death and injury.
As part of an interactive street exhibition, the UN System set up a stand at the event alongside other stakeholders. UN Staff members as well as members of the public made pledges to #slowdown.
The UN Resident Coordinator Kiki Gbeho emphasized the importance of Road Safety Week, saying, “In Africa, road traffic accidents are one of the biggest killers, and it is the same here in Namibia. So, today is to kick off almost a year long series of events to raise awareness and to try and change behavior,” she said. Continue reading