Milestones in International Road Safety: World Health Day 2004 and beyond
20 May 2005 - One year after the passing of the World Health Assembly resolution on Road Safety, WHO publishes a document entitled Milestones in International Road Safety: World Health Day 2004 and beyond which chronicles road safety initiatives around the world.
2004 was an historic year for road safety: "Road Safety is No Accident" was the theme for World Health Day; the World report on road traffic injury prevention was launched in Paris; and both the UN General Assembly and the World Health Assembly passed resolutions on road safety.
This document captures the energy and enthusiasm with which governments, civil society, the private sector, and the injury prevention community around the world have taken up the issue. The report is indicative of the tangible progress that can be made once groups embrace an urgent call to action.