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In April 2004, the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES58/289 on “Improving global road safety” invited WHO, working in close cooperation with the United Nations regional commissions, to act as coordinator on road safety issues across the United Nations system. Since the World Health Assembly accepted this invitation in May 2004, WHO has hosted three meetings of the UN Road Safety Collaboration. With representatives from more than 42 organizations (11 of which are United Nations agencies), the Collaboration has initiated work on the following activities: development of a series of manuals on good practice; creation of a dynamic, global web-based database on road safety legislation; completing and updating of a series of resolutions on road traffic signs and signals adapted in the European region; follow-up regional stakeholder meetings; and the establishment of an annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The number of governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved and the range of sectors they represent – health, transport, safety – attest to the broad interest that exists for this new effort.

Terms of Reference

As a first product of the Collaboration, a document entitled UN Road Safety Collaboration: a handbook of partner profiles was published. It contains an overview of the missions, road safety activities, and strengths in the area of road safety, of partner organizations, as well as useful contacts within each agency.

The resolution also requested the Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, to report back to the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly on the implementation of this road safety resolution. The report (A/60/181) was prepared by WHO in consultation with the members of the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and was submitted by Mr Annan to the United Nations General Assembly for its summer 2005 session.
The report served as an impetus for resolution A/RES/60/5 entitled “Improving global road safety”, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in October 2005, inviting Member States to continue using the World report on road traffic injury prevention as a framework for road safety efforts. The resolution calls for particular attention to five major factors: helmets, seat-belts and child restraints, speed, drinking and driving, and infrastructure. The resolution also invites WHO and the United Nations regional commissions to coordinate the First United Nations Global Road Safety Week targeted towards young road users and encourages Member States to recognize the third Sunday in November of every year as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

UN Road Safety Collaboration Partners

UN organizations or specialized agencies




UN Regional Commissions:






Other agencies

- European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

- International Organization for Standardization

- Joint Transport Reseach Centre of the OECD and the International

- Transport Forum


- UN Habitat



- World Bank

- World Food Programme


- Chile Ministry of Transport

- Netherlands Ministry of Transport

- Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs

- Swedish Agency for International Development Agency

- Swedish Road Administration

- Transport Canada

- United Kingdom Department for Transport

- United States Department of Transport - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

- United States Department of Health and Human Services - CDC

- Viet Nam Department of Transportation



- Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

- Australian Road Research Board

- FIA Foundation

- International Road Federation

- Transport Research Laboratory

- Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme



- Association for Safe International Road Travel

- Bone and Joint Decade

- European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

- Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations

- Federation of European Pedestrians Associations

- Fleet Forum

- Global Road Safety Partnership

- Global Road Safety Steering Committee

- Handicap International

- Institute of Road Traffic Education

- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

- International Road Transport Union (IRU)

- Laser Europe

- Make Roads Safe


- RoadPeace

- Road Traffic Injuries Research Network

- Roadsafe

- Rotary International

- World Road Association (PIARC)

Private sector

- European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI)
Groupe Michelin
International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
Johnson & Johnson



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