Road traffic

News in Brief 24 August 2017 (PM)

UN welcomes report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations has welcomed the release of a report on finding lasting solutions to the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

The western state has seen deadly clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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Road traffic fatalities take an “unacceptable toll”

Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an “unacceptable toll” on communities.

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On World Day for Road Traffic Victims, Ban calls for recommitment to road safety

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a recommitment to make roads safer for all who use them, as countries around the world marked the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims today.