New fund takes on 'public health emergency' of global road deaths

18 April 2018

Every six seconds, somebody is killed or seriously injured on the road, adding up to 1.25 million deaths each year.

For this latest Lid Is On podcast from UN News, we’ll hear from three of the leading voices involved in the new UN Road Safety Trust Fund, launched this month, which is committed to “accelerating progress” in saving the lives of pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists across the world.

Music Credits:

Live with No Fear and Sun of the Most High by Ketsa

Interviewees:

  • Jean Todt, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Road Safety
  • Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe
  • Saul Billingsley, Executive Director of the FIA Foundation
Audio Credit:
Matt Wells, UN News
Audio Duration:
26'37"

 

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