Reclaiming the streets: Why we must put children at the heart of road safety efforts worldwide

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As we mark both World Children's Day and the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on November 20, the international community must work together to ensure children aren't the victims of poor road safety. Image: Unsplash/Chelsea Aaron

Jean Todt
UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, United Nations
Achim Steiner
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Road safety is also a key development issue as traffic crashes can push entire families into poverty through the loss of a breadwinner or the costs of medical care. Image: World Health Organization


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