Violence and Injury Prevention

Planning for third global status report on road safety underway

On 19 June meetings took place between WHO and Bloomberg Philanthropies towards preparations for the third Global status report on road safety.

This report is expected to be launched before the mid-term ministerial review meeting for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 (tentatively scheduled for late 2015). This third report will assess how far countries around the world have come in implementing the specific actions outlined in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action.

While a similar methodology to that used for the first two reports will be applied, in order to allow comparisons with the previously published data, refinements will be made to improve the quality and depth of information in some areas.

Specifically, all the legislative texts relating to the five key risk factors will be collected to allow a more in-depth picture of road safety legislation globally.