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United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety

Introduction

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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, 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

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On 12 January 2021, the Special Envoy hosted the launch press event of the Road Safety Performance Review Ethiopia report. The review, supported by the Special Envoy and conducted in partnership with UNECA and UNECE at the request of the government, provides a holistic assessment of the country’s road safety situation and pinpoints concrete measures to save lives.

Highlights