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Road safety in Ban Ki-moon's Post-2015 recommendations

27 August 2013

 Make Roads Safe reports that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has released his recommendations for the Post-2015 development agenda which include road safety among key public health actions. In a major breakthrough for the campaigning carried out by Make Roads Safe, confronting road traffic injury is included in the Secretary General’s report alongside eradicating AIDS, Malaria and tackling non-communicable diseases.


The UN Secretary General’s report outlines the “emerging  vision” for the global development agenda beyond 2015 that will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire. The report highlights a number of “transformative and mutually reinforcing actions” applicable to all countries. Improving health is one such action area, and the report includes reducing the burden of road traffic injury among the priorities. Other key public health priorities include: addressing universal health-care coverage; eradicating malaria and realising a future free from AIDS and tuberculosis; and combating non-communicable diseases,
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The UN Secretary General’s report outlines the “emerging  vision” for the global development agenda beyond 2015 that will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire. The report highlights a number of “transformative and mutually reinforcing actions” applicable to all countries. Improving health is one such action area, and the report includes reducing the burden of road traffic injury among the priorities.

In its ‘Safe Roads for All’ report launched earlier this year, the campaign and the Commission for Global Road Safety outlined the call for road safety to be recognised and included in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals framework

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