July 27, 2016
Right of Way: Child Poverty & Road Traffic Injury in the SDGs, a new report published by UNICEF and FIA Foundation, and as part of the Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility, explores how road crash injuries perpetuate child poverty worldwide. The publication includes case studies in countries lacking adequate road safety standards such as Tanzania and Thailand, as well as success stories in Brazil and South Korea.
The report connects its findings the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, of which road safety has been made a priority. It suggests that creating safe travel routes to schools and emphasizing pedestrian safety in city planning will significantly increase the quality-of-life of children worldwide. UNICEF and FIA Foundation released the report at the UN Habitat III planning conference in Surabaya, Indonesia.
For more information on the conference and report, click here.
Read the full report here.