The International Child Road Safety Forum (FISEVI) represents a possibility for exchange between stakeholders playing significant roles in Road Safety: governments, international agencies, enforcers, civil and traffic engineers, health workers, teachers, civil society organizations, professional drivers, the media, and private organizations related to the issue, among others.
As a member of the Global Initiative for Children´s Health and Mobility, and within the framework of the inclusion of road safety within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a global level, Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez considers the International Child Road Safety Forum acrucial opportunity to generate a space for dialogue and commitment that contributes to the achievement of 2020 goals.
FISEVI´s general objective is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices for the development of road safety management in different areas of action from the creation and implementation of public policies to actions led by civil society organizations and/or private bodies.
Currently, the public and private sectors are working hard to contribute to sustainable development at global level through initiatives to reduce the risk of events leading to road accidents.
Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Traffic accidents are one of the main global causes of death between those aged 5 and 29 years, being Latin America one of the most-affected continents. According to the latest World Health Organization Road Safety Global Report, 90% of deaths and injuries resulting from traffic accidents take place in low and middle-income countries.
On September 25, 2015, at the United Nations Heads of State Summit, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, including halving the number of global fatalities and injuries resulting from road accidents in 2020. This resolution is aligned with the UN´s Global Plan of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
Aiming to push the issue on the public agenda and generate opportunities for regional synergy, the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez organized the first FISEVI in 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Following the very positive results achieved in the first edition, FISEVI became an itinerant forum taking place every two years in different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thus, on 16 and 17 June FISEVI was held in the city of Santiago de Chile, in collaboration with the Government of Chile, through the National Traffic Safety Commission (CONASET) and the Automobile Club of Chile.
FISEVI Chile brought together international experts; representatives of the governments of Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay; educators; researchers; private companies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), which exchanged ideas on the different forms of child mobility, addressing concrete and sustainable solutions in the medium and long term.
FISEVI, which took place in Santiago, Chile, in June 2016, made it possible for those responsible for managing road safety from their different fields of action to renew their commitment to the development and implementation of public policies through articulated work with civil society organizations and public and private institutions.
In order to continue the work articulated with governments and leading road safety organizations the Argentinian Ministry of Transport, through its National Road Safety Agency, took up, at FISEVI´s closing ceremony, the challenge and committedtogether withFundación Gonzalo Rodríguezto hosting FISEVI 2018 in Argentina.
Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez (FGR) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded in memory of Uruguayan car-driver Gonzalo “Gonchi” Rodriguez (1971-1999) with the vision to improve education, health and development of children. FGR is also registered in the United States of America and in England.
The FGR, committed to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, works intensively mainly focusing on Child Road Safety, and believes in a multidisciplinary approach, including joint actions between Government, NGOs, and the private sector both at national and international level.
Learn more at: http://www.gonzalorodriguez.org