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To join the global activities during the World Day of Remembrance, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is launching a series of Microlearning based courses aimed at increasing public awareness on risk factors causing road traffic deaths and injuries, as well as on post-crash and emergency response techniques.

The microlearning courses cover the following topics:

1) What Should you do in the event of a Road Traffic Crash (Available in Spanish)
Statistics show that between 30 and 50 percent of total deaths occur in the next 5 minutes after a road traffic crash. Knowing what to do if you witness or experience a crash can save lives. Learn about first aid tips you should know in case of a road traffic crash and what you should do to help an accident victim.

2) Car Safety during Pregnancy (Available in Spanish)
Women are at increased risk of being seriously injured during a motor vehicle accident. This course aims to raise awareness about the risks for pregnant women while driving and to provide seat belt use recommendations during pregnancy.

3) Child Road Safety – Using Restraint Systems to keep Children Safe and Protected (Available in Spanish)
The use of seat belts and child restraints is one of the most important actions that can be taken to prevent and reduce injury in a motor vehicle crash. This course aims to raise awareness about appropriate child restraint systems and its effectiveness in reducing death and injury, as well as to provide information about safety standards, categories and regulations of car seats, and the elements that help protect children when using restraint systems.

4) COVID-19 Preparedness and Response. Good Practices and Precautions when Using Breathalyzers (Available in English)
This course aims to provide recommendations for proper use and maintenance of breath alcohol testing instruments considering the threat of the COVID-19, which is reported to be a viral disease that is often passed though airborne droplets of fluid from an infected person to another. How to use, clean and disinfect breath alcohol testing instruments is crucial to minimize the risk of transmission while using such instruments.