The Sixth United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week from 17 to 23 May with the slogan "Streets for Life" calls for setting speed limits in order to save lives.
Specifically, the week advocates for speed limits of 30 km / h (20 mph) in urban areas in order to create safe, healthy, green and livable cities.
“Streets for Life” also highlights the link between 30 km / h (20 mph) speed limits and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including goals related to health, education, infrastructure, sustainable cities, climate action and partnerships.
The UN Global Road Safety Week is held every two years and organized by WHO and UN Regional Commissions.
This year, the week will also formally launch the Second Decade of Action on Road Safety, 2021-2030. Working across all levels of the Organization and in close collaboration with multiple partners, WHO led the development of the global plan for the second decade, which is currently available for public consultation. The plan is expected to be launched in the second half of 2021.