On August 31, 2020, the general assembly of the United Nations considered the notes and recommendations of the report on improving global road safety and adopted a new resolution entitled "improving global road safety".
At present, more than 5.5 million people are injured in road accidents in developing countries, among which more than 5.5 million casualties are caused by road accidents in developing countries, and it is hard to accept that more than 90 million casualties are caused by road accidents in developing countries. In addition, road traffic accidents have also become the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29.
The United Nations General Assembly affirmed the Stockholm Declaration approved by the third Global Ministerial Conference on road safety, which actively invited Member States and the international community to strengthen cooperation at the national, regional and international levels in order to ensure, as far as possible, the realization of political commitment and responsibility for improving road safety. The Congress declared 2021-2030 the second decade of road safety action, with the goal of reducing road traffic casualties by more than 50% by 2030.
To this end, the new resolution calls on the World Health Organization and the regional commissions of the United Nations to strengthen cooperation with other partners and stakeholders of the United Nations road safety cooperation organization to draw up an action plan for the second decade as a guidance document to achieve its objectives. At the same time, the United Nations general assembly also reiterated the importance of legal documents related to road safety, such as the 1997 vehicle cycle inspection Member states are encouraged to strengthen road safety legislation and law enforcement and enhance public awareness of road safety; Member States are encouraged to establish regular vehicle inspection mechanisms to ensure that all new vehicles and vehicles in use comply with basic vehicle safety regulations.
The general assembly also decided to hold a high-level meeting on improving global road safety by the end of 2022 at the latest, and to include in the provisional agenda of its 76th session an item entitled "improving global road safety".