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The United Nations Road Safety Week


from 23/04/2007 to 29/04/2007 - World

The first United Nations Global Road Safety Week was called for in the October 2005 United Nations General Assembly resolution A/60/5 on improving global road safety. The theme for the Week will be "young road users" - as young people constitute a major group at risk of death, injury and disability on the road. During the course of the Week which will be held from 23-29 April 2007, it is envisioned that a large number of local, national and international events will be hosted all over the world. Many partners will participate in these events including governments, United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.

The main objectives are to:

- raise awareness about the societal impact of road traffic injuries, highlighting the risks for young road users;

- promote action around key factors which have a major impact on preventing road traffic injuries: helmets, seat-belts, drink driving, speeding and infrastructure.

The slogan for the Week is "Road Safety is No Accident".

Contact

United Nations/WHO

More information

www.who.int/roadsafety/week