Global status report on road safety launch
At noon on 15 June, Director General Dr Margaret Chan and Mr Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, launched the Global status report on road safety. The launch took place at a press conference at Peterson Hall in New York. There were approximately 80 attendees who included journalists and national and international road safety experts.
Dr Etienne Krug, Director of WHO's Department for Violence, Injury Prevention and Disability, presented the main findings from the Global status report on road safety, highlighting the recommendations where action can be taken. Dr Chan then officially launched the report, thanking Mr Bloomberg for the financial support that has made the development of this report possible. Dr Chan's speech stressed the moral responsibility that the international community now faces in acting on the recommendations outlined in the report and implementing the interventions which have been shown can make the world's roads safer. Mr Bloomberg then thanked Dr Chan for her and WHO's leadership in global health issues generally, and in road safety specifically. "In God we trust all others bring data" he said, stressing the value of data and of the findings of the report.
Dr Chan's statement: Click here
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