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Introduction

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

In Focus

A regional workshop dedicated to road safety was held on 8 & 9 August 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica, which was initiated by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.

The capacity-building workshop brought together over 40 experts representing 11 English-speaking Caribbean countries to discuss the current road safety situation in the region and to share best practices and lessons learned.

Highlights

  • The policy segment of the 81st session of ITC was devoted to “Automation in Transport”, building on the Committee’s past achievements, current performance and future path, while highlighting the added value and future potential of automation.
  • Special Envoy and European Commissioner for Transport were on a joint mission to Jordan where they met with key road safety stakeholders at the highest level, including King of Jordan and the Prime-Minister.

Events

03 September 2019
PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA

17 to 20 September 2019
PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA

29 to 30 October 2019
WHO HEADQUARTERS, GENEVA

29 October 2019
PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA

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