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In the Western Pacific Region, 337 000 people are killed each year making it the lead cause of death in those aged 15 to 44 years. 

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/255 proclaiming 2011–2020 to be a Decade of Action for Road Safety.

In order to establish a baseline for the road safety situation at the commencement of the Decade, WHO produced the second Global Status Report on Road Safety, 2013: Supporting a Decade of Action. The results presented herein reflect the road safety situation in 2010 for 25 countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region that participated in the study

-- Road safety in the Western Pacific Region, 2013

 

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