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A post-2015 priority

8 May 2014

As part of a global ‘Week of Action’ for the UN’s post-2015 public vote on future priorities, a high level Forum to mark the fourth anniversary of the Decade of Action for Road Safety called for urgent action to save lives around the world.

The Decade of Action Policy and Donor Forum, held in Melbourne, Australia called for road safety to be included in the new ‘post-2015’ goals for global development currently being debated at the United Nations.

 The Forum brought together governments, NGOs and automobile clubs, and the private sector from across Australia and Asia/Pacific, as well as global institutions including the World Bank and World Health Organization. The event is part of a global ‘Week of Action’ to encourage participation in the UN’s global ‘My World’ vote, which has already seen 2 million people cast votes for their priorities in the next global development goals.

Presenting the Decade Award to the State of Victoria, HRH Prince Michael said, “Victoria is a worthy winner of my 'Decade of Action' Award for 2014. The State is leading by example with an innovative approach which is saving lives. My Award also recognises the constant striving for further improvement that characterises the Victorian, and the Australian, approach to road safety."

Also recognised at the Forum, other leading organisations received Awards from HRH Prince Michael, they included:

  • ‘Stars on Cars’, which was created in South Australia as an education programme on vehicle safety features when consumers consider a new car purchase and to increase awareness of the safety ratings published by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)
  • The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), which has helped create safer roads, vehicles and road users and reduced road deaths and injuries in Malaysia and other Southeast Asian nations
  • The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) which has a vision of a world free of high risk roads. iRAP is a world leader working in over 70 countries to ensure safe road infrastructure.

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