EASST Annual Report 2020
This year we have all grappled with responding to the global pandemic and the unprecedented challenges this has brought. Yet, at the same time, there have been important positive developments for road safety and sustainable mobility both globally and in our region.
In February we joined the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a productive week of activity, networking, and knowledge-sharing. Many of our partners formed new partnerships and collaborations with their Ministerial Delegations, and in August we welcomed the adoption of the new UN Resolution on Road Safety setting out a second Decade of Action for Road Safety and a new Global Action Plan to reduce road fatalities by 50 per cent by 2030.
In the EASST region, despite some areas of our work being paused or delayed, we have seen significant positive developments such as: pilot speed limit reductions in Armenia, street transformations in Georgia and Moldova, and innovative initiatives focused on inclusive road design and children’s road safety.
It has been a year of learning and reflecting, but also looking forward as we herald the beginning of a new Decade of Action for Road Safety: an opportunity to build back better and regain momentum to make road travel safer, greener, and more sustainable for future generations.