Friday, 16 May 2014

WHO reports on adolescent health

A new report from the World Health Organization urges national and international policy action to address the health burden on teenagers. Road crashes are the leading cause of death worldwide, and second in the overall burden of disease, according to the WHO study. In addition, many of the lifestyle choices and habits that can lead to obesity or diseases in later life are established during adolescence, emphasising the need to provide safe environments for walking and cycling as mobility options.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

VIDEO: UN resolution on road safety



In April 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a new resolution on road safety, including approval of a Global Ministerial Conference in Brazil in 2015. In this video, participants at the New York meetings including Michelle Yeoh, Lord Robertson, Jean Todt, Saul Billingsley and Etienne Krug review progress in the Decade of Action, and the need for a renewed focus on funding, delivery and integration with the post-2015 agenda.