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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

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 ...

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 ...   

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Upcoming activities

Special Envoy to give opening remarks at the Global Forum on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) and Round Table on Vulnerable Road Users 

19 March 2018, Geneva