Geneva – A diverse new group of leading experts in safe mobility met for the first time today to chart the way forward for the creation of the next Global State of Road Safety Report. The World Status Report is the main global source of data on road traffic fatalities and road safety policies produced by the World Health Organization. [WHO] every few years.
The next global status report is due in 2023. It aims to track progress on the Decade of Action for Road Safety and Sustainable Development Goal target 3.6 to halve the number of deaths and injuries from road accidents by 2030.
“This is the first advisory panel for a report on the global road safety situation in many years. It brings together distinguished leaders, experts and practitioners from governments, city authorities, international financial institutions, universities and civil society. We are delighted to have them all with us and want to build a global network of everyone involved in making mobility safer,” said Maria Segui-Gomez, Global Situation Report Coordinator at WHO.
The World Status Report 2023 also aims to assess road safety gaps at the national level to stimulate more action that saves lives, generate more and better data to stimulate research, to assess the overall road safety situation in all UN Member States and to assess any changes since the publication of previous versions of the report.
The latest Global Situation Report, released in December 2018, revealed that approximately 1.3 million people die each year from road accidents, that 93% of road deaths worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries and Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 5-29.