WHO Virtual Press Conference

Launch of Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week and new guidance for safe roads

WHO will be hosting a virtual press conference on Friday 5 May 2017 at 14:00 Central European Summer Time (12:00 GMT; 14:00 Geneva; 08:00 New York). Excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to one-third of the 1.25 million road fatalities that occur around the world every year, and 40-50% of drivers go over posted speed limits. Highlighting the threat posed by speed, and launching new guidance to make roads safe, are key elements of the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week, being held from 8-14 May.

  • Etienne Krug, Director, Department for Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, WHO
  • Zoleka Mandela, Ambassador, Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility
  • Saul Billingsley, Executive Director, FIA Foundation 

Access to materials: Journalists seeking copies of relevant materials can contact Laura Sminkey at sminkeyl@who.int and Paul Garwood at garwoodp@who.int

For more information:
http://www.who.int/roadsafety/week/2017/en/. Contact Christian Lindmeier: Tel: + 41 22 791 1948, Mobile: + 41 79 500 6552, lindmeierch@who.int
How to access the Virtual Press Conference – 05 May 2017
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