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UN General Assembly recognises IRU in key road safety vote
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UN General Assembly recognises IRU in key road safety vote

4 Sep 2020

IRU has been acknowledged in the latest UN General Assembly resolution on road safety for the development of harmonised and internationally recognised standards in vocational training. 

The vote aims to accelerate collaborative efforts by UN member states and the international community to meet the ambitious 2030 road safety targets enshrined in the global sustainable development goals. 

Proclaiming the next ten years, 2021-30, as the second global decade of action on road safety, the General Assembly has endorsed IRU’s efforts over many years on addressing human error as the main cause of accidents and its crucial role in strengthening road safety culture. 

All road users have an important role to play. The commercial road transport industry itself has long strived to develop and embed road safety into the sector and its daily operations. 

For more than two decades, the IRU Academy has led the way, providing targeted training programmes to road transport professionals. This has been the basis for IRU’s RoadMasters certification programmes which specifically target the regular monitoring of driver performance and thus allow improved risk management via continuous corrective action. 

IRU looks forward to working with the UN and global community, and through its member network in countries all over the world, to intensify efforts over the coming second decade on road safety, to help eliminate fatalities and accidents on our roads. 

Read more on IRU’s road safety activities and our efforts to champion professional excellence.