Writing for the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Chairman of the FIA Foundation and a member of the UK Parliament, urges legislators across the world to support a new global fund for road safety and the #EveryLife campaign to protect the human rights of children as they use the world’s roads.
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: