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The Dominican Republic Continues its efforts in the Prevention of Drinking and Driving through Training and Public Awareness
1 June 2023
1 June 2023, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with the Dominican National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (INTRANT), keeps pursuing its efforts to raise awareness, change attitudes, and ultimately reduce the number of alcohol-related road crashes in the Dominican Republic with the Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving.
Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving Concludes its First Year of Implementation in Cambodia
31 May 2023
31 May 2023, Phnom Penh, Cambodia –The Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving in Cambodia concluded its first year of implementation with a closing ceremony today. UNITAR, in partnership with the Cambodia Safety Solution Organization (CAMSAFE), the Ministry of Public Works and Transport from the Kingdom of Cambodia, the National Road Safety Committee, the Cambodian Red Cross, and Pernod Ricard celebrated the accomplishments of the Programme, while underscoring the significance of Autosobriety in raising awareness about drink-driving and contributing to prevent road traffic crashes and injuries related to alcohol.
24 May 2023
24 May 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations marked the 7th UN Road Safety Week from 15 May to 21, 2023, to raise awareness about the urgent need to continue to promote road safety and save lives. Road traffic deaths and injuries remain a global problem, with 1.3 million people dying and over 50 million people injured each year. Globally, more than 500 children are killed on the road each day (WHO).
8 May 2023
8 May 2023, Guadalajara, Mexico – UNITAR launched the Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving in the state of Jalisco in Mexico with the support of CIFAL Mérida, Fundación de Investigaciones Sociales (FISAC) and the Secretary of Public Security of the State of Jalisco (SSP).
27 April 2023
27 April 2023, Wuhan, China – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Hubei successfully concluded the Autosobriety Creative Challenge workshop at Huazhong University to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as possible penalties and consequences associated to it. At the same time, the workshop served as an opportunity to present the nationwide creative challenge aimed at promoting road safety and reducing drunk driving incidents in the country.
27 April 2023
27 April 2023, Katowice, Poland – Between April 20 to 26, 2023, the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Plock continued its efforts to promote the Autosobriety Training Programme, aimed at preventing drink-driving. The Programme was featured at the Local Career and Professional Development Fair capturing the attention of primarily young individuals who have just finished college and are looking for career advice.
25 April 2023
25 April 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – In partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) UNITAR has established its 31st CIFAL centre in Singapore to offer a range of learning opportunities on sustainability education and facilitate knowledge sharing between government officials and leaders from different Asia Pacific countries.
17 April 2023
17 April 2023, Shanghai, China - UNITAR in collaboration with China Communication Television Broadcasting Network, CIFAL Hubei, CIFAL Shanghai and Pernod Ricard China launched a national competition throughout Chinese universities and colleges called “The Autosobriety Challenge". The challenge is seeking innovative proposals from students enrolled in Chinese universities and colleges, encouraging them to leverage their creativity to promote public education on alcohol-related issues, such as advocating for sober driving, to enhance road safety in China.
14 April 2023
14 April 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR has concluded a four-day training on key leadership skills for Geneva's diplomatic community at the Palais des Nations, bringing together 31 participants from over 25 member states. This Collaborative Leadership Workshop consisted of 7 sessions, led by world-class experts, including Ambassadors, all working to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead engagingly and collaboratively.
Cambodia’s Third Training of Trainers on the Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving
5 April 2023
5 April 2023, Siem Reap, Cambodia - On March 30 and 31 a successful Training of Trainers (ToT) on the Autosobriety Training Programme to Prevent Drink-Driving was conducted in the Siem Ream province of Cambodia.