16 April 2018

UN Launches Road Safety Trust Fund

UN Launches Road Safety Trust Fund


United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed announced the launch of the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ to stimulate action that can save lives and prevent injuries and sufferings associated with road accidents. As per the UN data over 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians die each year on the roads.

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the development arm of the UN in Europe, is designated as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund. A contribution of USD 1500 to the fund could help save one life and prevent 10 serious injuries. 

Source- The United Nations

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 24th of October 1945. 
  • It is currently made up of 193 Member States.
  • The Headquarters of UN: New York, USA.
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of United Nations.

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