This First United Nations Global Road Safety Week -- dedicated to young road users -- is a platform for improving safety for the hundreds of millions of young people who travel the world's roads every day.

Road safety will not happen by accident. Through the World Youth Assembly for Road Safety -- the key global event of the First United Nations Global Road Safety Week -- and hundreds of other events being hosted around the world, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Regional Commissions and their partners are giving a voice to young people. Let us listen to their advice. And let us improve safety on the world's roads, for their sake and for ours.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

On 26 October 2005, the General Assembly welcomed the proposal of the Economic Commission for Europe to host the first United Nations Global Road Safety Week, in Geneva, in April 2007, targeted at young road users, including young drivers (resolution 60/5).  It also invited the WHO to organize jointly a second road safety stakeholders’ forum in Geneva as part of Global Road Safety Week, to continue work begun at the first forum held at United Nations Headquarters in 2004.

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