The mission of United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) is to finance and leverage further funding for high-impact projects based on established and internationally recognized best practices that increase road safety and minimize and eventually eliminate road crash trauma for all road users.
When the world truly comes together to solve a problem, amazing progress tends to follow.
Despite increasing political commitment towards global road safety, 1.3 million preventable deaths and 50 million injuries each year from road crashes form an unacceptable toll on our society that has largely remained unchanged over the last 20 years.
By coming together for safe mobility we can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year.
What is needed to succeed is global resolve – and financing.
The United Nations Road Safety Fund was set up in 2018 to leverage the UN’s convening power and expertise to consolidate action towards achieving this.
The Fund was established as a UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund. It was officially launched in UNHQ New York on 12 April 2018, in the presence of the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety and representatives from UN agencies, Member States, the private sector as well as other road safety stakeholders.