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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 Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) - Terms of Reference and Mr. Todt's CV.

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

Key areas of work

The Special Envoy attended the webinar “Mobility and COVID-19: A Blessing in Disguise for Road Safety” hosted by IDB to discuss the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on mobility and how this emergency is being used as an opportunity to give a new shape to safe mobility.


  • The Special Envoy attended the Annual WEF Meeting, marking the international institution’s 50th anniversary.


Meeting with the Executive Director of UNAIDS

2 September 2020, Geneva


Meetings with high-level officials in the United States of America

20-21 August 2020, New York


Meeting with the Secretary-General of the International Federation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

22 July 2020, Geneva


Meetings with high-level officials and UN Country Team in Hungary

17 July 2020, Budapest


Meetings with high-level officials and UN Country Team in Croatia

16 July 2020, Zagreb