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UN Launches Road Safety Strategy

2 March 2019

The United Nations has launched its own Road Safety Strategy. In acknowledging that road crashes are a leading cause of death and serious injury to United Nations personnel, just as it is for people across the world. In line with the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, established by the General Assembly, its strategy aims to guide United Nations bodies in working together to change old thinking and develop a new approach towards safer journeys.

Launching the strategy, António Guterres UN Secretary-General said: "The United Nations must be led by example as the international community strives to meet the road safety targets in the Sustainable Development Goals. I look forward to working with all to implement."

Entitled “A Partnership for Safer Journeys”, the United Nations Road Safety Strategy is based on a safe-system approach that manages the interaction between speed, vehicles, road infrastructure and road-user behaviour to prevent crashes from resulting in deaths and serious human injury. 

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