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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) http://www.unece.org/ Comments or questions, please drop us a line at: info.ece@unece.org
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Yesterday, United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, met with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid bin Ra'ad, highlighting that #RoadSafety is a basic #HumanRight. The Special Envoy acts as the Secretary General's advisor on road safety issues.
Today, road traffic deaths kill 1.3 million people and injure 50 million people every year. It is the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. Jean Todt has invaluable experience on these issues as the president of the Federation Internation de l'Automobile (FIA).


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Read the Op/ed of Christian Friis Bach on #AirPollution and #AirQuality in cities published in The Huffington Post on the occasion of the UN Habitat III Conference : http://ow.ly/fdgd305kcYQ.
"Cities are hubs of innovation, and grass-roots movements against air pollution in cities could be a driver of policy innovation. Local initiatives are calling for more action and citizens are demanding that their basic human right to breathe clean air is respected. But it is not only their own health that citizens are concerned about. It is also the damage that is caused to the natural and cultural environment surrounding them. Because let’s not forget: air pollution can also destroy ecosystems and damage our cultural heritage severely. It can wreak havoc on everything that makes a city liveable."
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Leggi l'articolo di Christian Friis Bach sull'#InquinamentoAtmosferico e la qualità dell'#aria in città pubblicato su LaStampa in occasione della Conferenza ONU #Habitat3 : http://ow.ly/47sE305k9dq.
"Le iniziative locali chiedono più azione e i cittadini chiedono che il loro diritto umano fondamentale di respirare aria pulita venga rispettato. Ma non è solo per la propria salute che i cittadini sono preoccupati. È anche per il danno causato all'ambiente naturale e culturale che li circonda. Perché non dimentichiamo: l'inquinamento atmosferico può anche distruggere gli ecosistemi e danneggiare gravemente il nostro patrimonio culturale. Può devastare tutto ciò che rende una città vivibile."
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On the occasion of World Obesity Day, the WHO released a report on reducing sugary drink consumption through fiscal policy. The report estimates:

"Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products"

UNECE recognises an integrated approach to the achievement of its mission as well as SDGs. Health, and specifically obesity needs to be addressed in any discussion on sustainable development. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2d9gaBQ




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New video on Expo 2017, a world conference on the future of energy to be hosted in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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