‘Change the way we move’: Michelle Yeoh at World Bank 2017 Annual Meetings

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Renowned film actress, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, and road safety advocate Michelle Yeoh spoke at the World Bank Annual Meetings 2017, in a sustainable mobility session on 12 October 2017 hosted by World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva. Michelle Yeoh discussed the central role of mobility for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; the urgent need for new international financing for road traffic injury prevention; the air quality crisis facing the world’s cities; and the campaign for every child’s right to a safe and healthy journey to school. Read her speech below:

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UN Special Envoy leads global mission for road safety SDG & UN Fund

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High level meetings in Latin America and Africa have been the latest staging posts for the campaign by the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, to galvanise countries to do more to meet the Sustainable Development Goals road safety target and to approve a new UN Road Safety Fund.

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