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Meet the Special Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General announced on 29 April 2015 the appointment of Jean Todt as his Special Envoy for Road Safety. Mr. Todt is the President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). See Terms of Reference and Mr. Todt's CV (english, français, español)

Every year, some 1.3 million people are killed and up to 50 million people are injured on the world’s roads. Half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Road traffic deaths are also the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29, and road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally. Beyond human suffering, road traffic deaths and injuries impose significant economic and financial losses to societies... Read more

News highlights

On World Day for Road Traffic Victims, Special Envoy Calls for All to Make Road Safety A Priority 

United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Mr. Jean Todt, together with the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc, are calling for stronger action to make roads safer ...

Special Envoy Addresses World Bank and Regional Development Banks to Improve Global Road Safety

The Special Envoy addressed international development and mobility professionals from the World Bank and regional banks in Washington DC to urge greater effort in meeting the global road safety challenge ...

Special Envoy Speaks at the 7th Annual Lecture Series in Nigeria

August 24-25, the Special Envoy traveled to Abuja, Nigeria to speak at the 7th Annual Lecture Series organized by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), which was attended by over 1000 participants. In his speech, he ...   

Good Governance is a Key to Increasing Road Safety - UN Says

UNECE together with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt commemorated the beginning of the Fourth Global Road Safety Week today by holding a high-level roundtable to discuss ... 

Winners of 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival - Say "No" to Drink Driving and Distracted Driving

The 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival, organized by UNECE and Life was held on 20 and 21 February at Palais des Nations in Geneva. Among the top three winners were a film about drink driving, and two films ...

 The Special Envoy Receives 2016 UN Day Humanitarian Awards

Mr. Jean Todt, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety and Michelle Yeoh, actress and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador were presented the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Awards by ...