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United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety



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

Every year, 1.4 million people are  killed from road crashes and millions more are injured. 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

First UN Agencies Retreat

on Road Safety

On 6-7 July 2023, the Secretariat of the Special Envoy hosted the first UN Agencies Retreat on Road Safety. More that 30 road safety experts, from 22 different Agencies and departments joined the activity in Geneva.