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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... Read more

News highlights

Launch of United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund

The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, launched on 12 April in New York, aims to accelerate progress in improving global road safety by bridging the gaps in the mobilization of resources for effective action at all levels.

Uganda Urgently Needs to Move from Policy to Action to Improve Road Safety – UN Report

The first United Nations review report on road safety performance in Uganda was launched in Kampala on 28 February 2018. The review established that the magnitude of the road safety challenge is serious but has ...

Special Envoy Advocates for Road Saftey at IRF World Road Meeting in India

The Special Envoy called for an increased commitment and rigorous action towards reducing road traffic fatalities and injuries at the Plenary Session on Safe Roads and Smart Mobility of the 18th World Road Meeting ... 

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 ...

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Upcoming activities

UN Road Safety Trust Fund 1st Advisory Board Meeting

9 August 2018, Geneva


UN Road Safety Trust Fund 1st Steering Committee Meeting

10 August 2018, Geneva


Regional Workshop on Road Safety and Urban Mobility

20&21 August 2018, Accra


Road Safety Performance Review - Cameroon Report Launch Event & Capacity-building Workshop

22-24 August 2018, Yaoundé