Guess who’s been given the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by no less than the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon himself?

Congratulations to you,  Michelle Yeoh*! Thank you for lending your strong voice as our Global Road Safety Ambassador and for championing Road Safety, especially Child Safety. An award well deserved!

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“Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh have mobilized sustained commitment toward road safety and development,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the event at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City

Road safety is not a privilege but a basic human right. I pay special tribute to this evening’s honourees : my Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh.

 – Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

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Road safety advocates, Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt accepted the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY) for their work in promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their commitment to stabilizing and reducing road traffic deaths around the world.

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*Michelle Yeoh is currently the Global Road Safety Ambassador for the UN Decade for Road Safety 2011-2020

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