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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

In Focus

UN Road Safety Trust Fund Gears Up for Action

The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, launched in April 2018, takes an important step towards becoming operational, with the first meetings of its Advisory Board on 9 August and Steering Committee on 10 August taking place in Geneva.


Experts Meet in Accra to Improve Road Safety and Urban Mobility

To share experience in improving road safety, over 100 participants representing 20 African countries attended a 2-day workshop on Road Safety and Urban Mobility in Accra, Ghana. 

Road Safety: Cameroon Must Redouble Its Efforts and Strengthen Coordination

Mr. Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, presented in Yaoundé on 22 August 2018 the Road Safety Performance Review of Cameroon, which provides an analysis of progress and challenges in the country’s road safety. 

Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2018

This year’s award was presented to six organizations from five Member States for their contribution to improving road safety and saving lives.

International Transport Forum (ITF) 2018 Summit

the Special Envoy delivered a speech at the opening plenary of the 2018 ITF Summit on Transport Safety and Security, where he introduced his vision for a safer, cleaner and smarter mobility, while calling for a rigorous action towards achieving SDG targets 3.6 and 11.2. 

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.

Upcoming Events

Road Safety Conference in honour of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018

(Special Envoy to deliver keynote speech and participate in panel discussion on "safe system approach to road safety: humjan life is the first priority")

19 November 2018, Valletta


UN Road Safety Trust Fund 2nd Advisory Board Meeting

21 November 2018, Geneva


UN Road Safety Trust Fund 2nd Steering Committee Meeting

22 November 2018, Geneva


Regional Workshop on Road Safety Management in the Arab Countries

27&28 November 2018, Beirut