UN / ROAD SAFETY

12-Apr-2018 00:01:12
Launching the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund in New York today, the Special Envoy for Road Safety said “road traffic injuries are estimated to create 1.85 trillion dollars burden on global economy each year.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ROAD SAFETY
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 APRIL 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior, United Nations Headquarters

12 APRIL 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean Todt, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Road Safety:
“Road traffic injuries are estimated to create 1.85 trillion dollars burden on global economy each year, slowing down sustainable development.”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean Todt, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Road Safety:
“The UN Road Safety Fund will provide us the opportunity to finally ensure synergy, efficiency and coordinative investment of Road Safety Fund supported activities.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room

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7. Various shots, pedestrians, bicycles, cars and public transportation interacting in traffic

FILE – WHO - 2009, MEXICO

8. Wide shot, view from inside a car with a broken windshield speeding on a city highway

FILE – WHO - 2011, INDIA

9. Wide shot, Young boy being run over by a motorcycle

FILE – WHO - 2011, INDIA

10. Wide shot, busy street
STORYLINE
Launching the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund in New York today, the Special Envoy for Road Safety said “road traffic injuries are estimated to create 1.85 trillion dollars burden on global economy each year.”

According to the UN, road traffic deaths and injuries cause significant economic losses to individuals and societies, keeping millions of people in poverty. This makes addressing road safety one of the most pressing social, economic, health and development challenges of our time.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) estimated that about 1.25 million people are killed every year in road traffic crashes, and up to 50 million more are injured, often seriously.

The United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund aims to accelerate progress in improving global road safety by bridging the gaps in the mobilization of resources for effective action at all levels.

Speaking to reporters, Jean Todt, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Road Safety said “the UN Road Safety Fund will provide us the opportunity to finally ensure synergy, efficiency and coordinative investment of Road Safety Fund supported activities.”

Established at the request of the Secretary-General following the suggestion made by United Nations Member States, the Fund will mobilize resources from governments, intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

The Trust Fund will focus on strengthening the capacity of government agencies, local governments and city authorities to develop and implement road safety programmes, prioritizing projects in low and middle-income countries.

As a broad partnership mobilizing expertise and resources across different sectors - including government authorities, civil society organizations, multilateral development banks, United Nations entities, other international organizations and academia – the Fund will support a coordinated and holistic approach to improving global road safety.
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