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New Global Road Safety Leaders’ Network convenes to tackle road carnage

24 February 2023

A first of its kind Global Network of Heads of National Road Safety Agencies has convened to push forward actions to reduce the global scourge of road traffic deaths and injuries.

Representatives from 55 countries joined the event hosted by the World Health Organization [WHO] in December 2022 that laid the foundations for collaboration to meet the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 - 2030 target of halving road traffic deaths by end of the decade.

Mr Jean Todt, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, highlighted the crucial role that Heads of National Road Safety Agencies play in boosting cooperation around the world. ‘The scourge of road traffic deaths rages on, with more than 3,500 fatalities each day. The only way we can halve these deaths by 2030, as well as the tens of millions of serious injuries, is to work together, to organize together, and to fight together in a structured and steady manner.’