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Global status report on road safety 2015

The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has plateaued at 1.25 million per year, with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low-income countries. In the last three years, 17 countries have aligned at least one of their laws with best practice on seat-belts, drink–driving, speed, motorcycle helmets or child restraints.

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Facts from the Global status report on violence prevention 2014

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Events

On 2 February 2015, members of the 136th WHO Executive Board discussed the recently released WHO/UNDP/UNODC Global status report on violence prevention 2014. Eighteen Member States commented during the discussion,...

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