United Nations General Assembly resolutions on road safety

In 2004, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on improving global road safety, cosponsored by over 50 countries, for the first time. Later that year, the World Health Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on road safety and health.

In 2005, a second United Nations resolution invited Member States to implement the recommendations of WHO’s world report on road traffic injury prevention. In response to a third United Nations resolution in 2008, a ministerial meeting on road safety was held in Moscow, Russian Federation in 2009. The Moscow Declaration, adopted at the First Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, called for a Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020, which United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in 2010.