Report on the "National Child Passenger Safety Program"

In the presentation made by authorities of the Banco de Seguros del Estado, it was emphasized that in the last 15 years Uruguay has carried out a continuous process of strengthening its national policy on road safety, highlighting the strengthening of its regulatory framework, the improvement of its infrastructure, training of key actors, implementation of campaigns and actions to raise awareness and disseminate information on the subject.

Within this framework, the BSE and the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez (FGR) have created an alliance to promote greater knowledge on child mobility and the use of child restraint systems (CRS) throughout the country, through the implementation of the national program "Child Passenger Safety".

In this regard, after 5 years of implementation of the program and 8 years away from the deadline of the 2030 Agenda in which the second decade of action is framed, the institution conducted a fine-tuning of this public policy that puts children at the center for safe mobility.

The SDGs and road safety

Looking ahead to 2030, countries have a Global Road Safety Action Plan 2020-2030 as a reference and acceleration tool. The Plan outlines actions to achieve the targets and calls on governments and partners to implement a safe systems approach.

At the country level, Uruguay is committed to the United Nations agenda, assuming the responsibility of guiding its public policies towards the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

For this reason, and as a public company, BSE adheres to the work on SDGs, beginning to integrate them in its Sustainability Report for 2017.

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