Terms of Reference for the Secretariat for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

WHO serves as the secretariat for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The role of the secretariat is as follows:

In terms of programming:

  • Updates the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 as needed
  • Prepares and disseminates materials on the five pillars of the Global Plan
  • Collaborates with partners to promote action on five pillars of the Global Plan
  • Supports countries by drawing attention to their specific needs for technical support
  • Ensures ongoing monitoring and reporting on Decade programmes and activities

In terms of management:

  • Maintains a database of national focal points, national plans and proposed activities for the Decade
  • Works with members of the UN Road Safety Collaboration to plan milestone global events across the Decade, such as global road safety weeks
  • Convenes periodic meetings of the Friends of the Decade of Action for Road Safety in support of preparing these milestone global events
  • Supports preparations for the mid-Decade review conference to be held in 2015

In terms of communications:

  • Communicates regularly about Decade-related events and activities
  • Maintains the official institutional web site for the Decade, as well as the Decade communications on Facebook and Twitter
  • Keeps a calendar of relevant global and regional road safety conferences and events

For further information, please contact the Decade secretariat:

Ms Laura Sminkey
Communications Officer
Email: sminkeyl@who.int
Tel: +41 22 791 4547

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