Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.2 million lives each year with a disproportionate impact on health and development. They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 15 and 29 years.
UNITAR’s Road Safety Initiative places priority in countries with highest road traffic death rates, with a special focus on low-income countries, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Initiative aims to:
- Improve road user behaviour though advocacy efforts and by increasing awareness of risk factors
- Enhance the capacity of government agencies and municipal authorities to develop and implement road safety strategies and plans in line with SDG 3.6.
For further information, download the UNITAR Road Safety Initiative brochure here.