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UN Secretary-General issues his first report on international road safety

22 October 2007

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has published his first report to the UN General Assembly on progress in international road safety. The Report calls upon Member States to continue using the WHO-World Bank World report on road traffic injury prevention - a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award winner, as a framework for road safety efforts. It also calls on Member States to be understand the safety needs of vulnerable road users, for example through improvements for public transport and separate road space for pedestrians and cyclists.

In his report the UN Secretary-General calls for a ministerial conference on road safety to be held under the auspices of the UN and also stresses the need for an appropriate global tool to monitor progress.

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