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New E-learning course starting May 8th provided by UNITAR in partnership with SUTP - Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

New E-learning course starting May 8th provided by UNITAR in partnership with SUTP - Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries || E-learning course The course will be available in English & Spanish. More information can be found in the flyer,...

"We need to go beyond the traditional"

Opening ceremony with series of Mini-trainings marks the launch of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) in Brazil. In Africa, Asia and Latin America,...
“Because I am extremely pessimistic, I think that we will be dead in 20 years” – Interview with Carlos Pardo from Despacio

“Because I am extremely pessimistic, I think that we will be dead in 20 years” – Interview with Carlos Pardo from Despacio

This article was originally published by URBANET. The original article can be found here. Mr Pardo, what is the “Despacio City” and why do we need it? The...

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A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany - Now also in Spanish language

About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world. Despite comparatively low levels of individual motorisation, emerging economies and developing countries are particularly affected, with more than 90 per cent of traffic-related deaths occurring in these countries. If current trends continue, road accidents will overtake HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis to become the world’s third most significant health hazard by 2030.

 
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Six Recommendations for Improvement of Urban Road Safety

With over 1.24 million deaths and up to 50 million injuries every year on roads – over 90% of which happen in low and middle income countries (LMICs), road safety is now recognized as an urgent global problem often costing such countries between 3-5 % of their annual GDP and impeding their economic and social development. It’s growing importance and the need for LMICSs to take urgent action is emphasized by the United Nations declaring a Decade of Action on road safety and the inclusion of road safety targets within 2 of the sustainable development goals(SDGs).

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