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Dec 2: watch the documentary "A Vaccine for Road Safety"
Nov. 18-20: UN ministerial summit on road safety in Moscow
Nov. 12: new documentary "A Vaccine for Road Safety" on BBC
Oct. 22: FIA Foundation annual general meeting, Paris
Oct. 14: Make Roads Safe 'Decade' call in Washington D.C.
Sept. 29: iRAP Malaysia Report launch, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sept. 22-24: Clinton Global Initiative, New York City
Sept. 8: eSafety Challenge 2009, Rome, Italy
Sept. 3: road safety launching ceremony, Hong Kong
Aug. 6: Michelle Yeoh Birthday Special 2009
Aug. 3: Turning Point official website
Jul. 8: Make Roads Safe Africa Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jun. 19: Australian International School Malaysia
May 22: Amend Charity Luncheon during Cannes Festival, Antibes, France
May 11-14: conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 5: Make Roads Safe conference and "Turning Point" premiere, Rome, Italy
Apr. 17: Decade of Action call, Shanghai, China
Apr. 16: launch of the Chinese ESC Campaign, Beijing, China
Apr. 10: "Head Safe = Helmet On", Bangkok, Thailand
Jan. 14-16: road safety activities in Costa Rica
Dec. 2 & Dec. 6: promoting a Decade of Action for Road Safety in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Nov. 3-6: visit to Delhi, India
Oct. 30: Helmet For Kids ceremony, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sept. 26-29: Make Roads Safe workshop, Singapore
Sept. 16: commission meeting for global road safety, St. Petersburg, Russia
Jun. 23-28: Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
Mar. 31: UN General Assembly, the U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S.A.
Mar. 15-19: visit to Hanoi, Vietnam
Jan. 22: Michelle Yeoh joins Make Roads Safe campaign
Watch the new road safety documentary featuring Michelle, "A Vaccine for Road Safety,"
on Make Roads Safe
UN's First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety was held in Moscow on November 19th and 20th.
The Moscow Declaration
, which calls for a Decade of Action for Road
Safety, has been approved during the ministers meeting.
AP: World leaders urged to boost road safety
Times: UN summit to halt number of people killed on roads around the world
Make Roads Safe: Moscow Ministerial must deliver
Make Roads Safe: Road safety needs urgent global action
(1-2) Nov. 18: Michelle on the Russian press conference on the Decade of Action call
(3-4) Nov. 19: Michelle speaks at the opening session of the summit
Nov. 18: Michelle and Britain's Prince Michael of Kent on press conference
Nov 18: Viktor Kiryanov, the head of Russian traffic police, presents a special interior ministry award to Michelle.
She was honored by the Russian State Road Safety Inspectorate
for her contribution on the global road safety
(click to enlarge. photos from "AP" and " Make Roads Safe")
A new road safety documentary featuring Michelle, "A Vaccine for Road Safety",
will be shown worldwide on BBC World News on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th
(World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims). The 25 minute documentary
was filmed on location in countries including Malaysia, India, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam and the US.
On October 22nd, Michelle attended the FIA Foundation's 2009 annual general meeting in Paris.
Read the interview of Michelle, "Journey of Hope", published on the FIA Foundation 2009
Photo at right: Michelle, Make Roads Safe Global Ambassador, with FIA
Foundation Chairman Carlos Macaya at the Annual General Assembly.
Actress Michelle Yeoh Urges US Congress To Act On Global Road Deaths Epidemic
Make Roads Safe report: Make Roads Safe 'Decade' call in Washington D.C.
Michelle Yeoh's Speech in DC (Oct 2009) (02:01)
Road Safety Public Service Announcements (Oct 2009):
South Africa (00:33)
Michelle Yeoh On Global Road Deaths Epidemic (Oct 2009):
Michelle speaks on news conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
(1-4) Michelle at the National Press Club
(5) Michelle and Juan José Daboub, Managing Director of the World Bank
left photo: (L to R): FIA Foundation Director General David Ward, US
Make Roads Safe Chair
and former US Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta,
Michelle Yeoh and
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the US Senate
(click to enlarge. photos from "Getty", "Wenn", "Make Roads Safe", "Fia Foundation", and "MeetTheFamous")
On September 29th, Michelle, as Make Roads Safe's global ambassador,
attended the launch of the iRAP
(International Road Assessment Programme)
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Michelle said she was very proud Malaysia had in participation
with iRAP to carry out the assessment programme as it was important to know the shortcomings
of the roads in the country. "We need our roads to be safe for our people, for our children,
for our breadwinners. A few seconds in a road crash will cause them a lifetime of grief,"
Malaysia backs Decade at iRAP launch
(2) Michelle and Ong Tee Keat, Malaysian Transport Minister on the press conference
(3) Michelle, Ong Tee Keat, and Deputy Works Minister Yong Khoon Seng (right)
(4) Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat signing for the support of Decade of Action
(5) Malaysian ministers and officials sign their names to the Call for a Decade of Action
(click to enlarge. photos from "Kwongwah" and "Sinchew" )
On September 24th at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Michelle launched
a $10 million scheme with former US President Bill Clinton to help
the International Road Assessment Programme
(iRAP) improve the safety of
road infrastructure in developing countries. At the CGI
annual meeting, FIA Foundation made the ten year commitment to fund iRAP provide 'vaccines for roads' - working with developing country partners to assess the safety performance of road networks, making technical recommendations to governments and providing cost/benefit analysis for fixing the road infrastructure design flaws that contribute to the global road death epidemic.
"Thousands of people are killed or injured every day in developing countries because essential safety measures are left out of road infrastructure projects. We must do more to protect all road users. It's often just a simple case of putting a crossing point in to help children get to school or ensuring that cyclists and pedestrians are separated from busy traffic,"
said Michelle when announcing the iRAP commitment.
Michelle is going to attend the UN Ministerial Conference on global
road safety in Moscow, November 19-20.
Michelle Yeoh launches 'Vaccines for Roads' scheme with Bill Clinton
Michelle, Make Roads Safe ambassador, former US President Bill Clinton
and FIA Foundation Director General David Ward
(1) Michelle with the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
(2) Michelle with Carlos Slim of Mexico
(3) Michelle with Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the InterAmerican Development Bank
("Make Roads Safe" photos. click to enlarge)
On September 8, Michelle attended the eSafety Challenge 2009
in Rome, Italy, as the Make Roads Safe ambassador.
First eSafety Challenge gathered high-level support for eSafety Technologies
Star drivers show life saving eSafety technologies
(1) (L to R): Jean Todt, president of eSafetyAware,
Michael Schumacher, seven-time F1
Champion, Paul Clark, UK Misnister
for Transport, Michelle, Make Roads Safe ambassador,
member of the European Parliament
(2) Michelle giving remarks
Michelle, Jean Todt, and Michael Schumacher at the 2009 eSafety Challenge
lasrt photo: eSafety excellence prizes
(1) Michelle and ACEA Secretary-General Ivan Hodac
(3-4) taking a test ride for eSafety driving experience
(1) at the conference dinner   (2) Michelle accepts interview
(click to enlarge. photos from "eSafety Challenge", "Omniauto", "Getty", and "CFP")
On September 3rd, Michelle attended a road safety press conference in Hong Kong
as the global Make Roads Safe ambassador. The event was organized by the Road Safety
Council to promote road safety and safe driving - "3C Good Driver" - driving with "Care, Concern and Commitment".
the 2009 Road Safety Launching Ceremony cum Responsible Drivers Pledging Ceremony, Hong Kong Police Headquarters
middle pic: (L to R) Lawrence Yu, businessman and /member of Community Sports Committee, Michelle,
singer and actress Karena Lam, Hong Kong singer and actor Leo Ku, and former Miss Hong Kong Lee Shan Shan
(click to enlarge. photos from "Tungstar", "Getty", "Takung", "Wenwei", "CNS" and "Apple Daily")
Our Support to the Make Roads Safe Campaign
Michelle's Message & Birthday Greetings to Michelle
"Turning Point" official website
has launched. You can watch the full film (film length 47:57)
as well as several shorter versions.
"Join movie star Michelle Yeoh on a journey of discovery on some
of the world's most dangerous roads. From South African townships to
the bustling streets of Vietnam and the new highways of India,
Michelle experiences her own personal turning point as she realizes
the terrible true scale of the hidden epidemic of road traffic deaths
and injuries in the developing world.
... ... ... ...
Turning Point gives a voice to the voiceless: the poor communities
neglected by politicians and road designers, the families whose lives
are shattered in a moment. Watch Turning Point and demand a new
direction for global safety."
(click on images to enlarge)
On July 8th, Michelle attended the 2009 Make Roads Safe Africa Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
She was one of the speakers and introduced the film on the Make Roads Safe.
"Make Roads Safe" reports:
African ministers call for Decade of Action for road safety
Tanzanian President endorses Decade of Action
(1) Michelle giving a speeach on the conference   (2-4) Michelle with children
(1) Michelle and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete
(1-2) African Transport Ministers join Michelle in supporting the Decade of Action for Road Safety
(3) President Kikwete (center) endorses the proposal for a Decade of Action for Road Safety
(click to enlarge. "Make Roads Safe" photos)
On June 19th, Michelle attended the launch of a road safety campaign at Australian International School Malaysia.
The Star: Stunt queen talks safety
(click to enlarge. photos from "AISM", "Star" and "Expat")
In the afternoon of May 22nd, Michelle hosted the Amend Charity
Luncheon which was held at the Hotel Du Cap, Antibes, France, during
the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival.
Michelle's new road safety documentary film, Turning Point
was the centrepiece of the Cannes road safety benefit event, organised by injury NGO Amend.org and the Make Roads Safe campaign.
Amend director Jeffrey Witte and Michelle discussed the global road safety crisis and introduced the
film before inviting guests to sign up in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Amend Luncheon with Michelle Yeoh
(1) (L to R) model Ella Krasner, Michelle, German model and actress Claudia Schiffer, and American actress Kerry Washington
(2) (L to R) Ella Krasner, Michelle, Claudia Schiffer, Jean-Jacques Labelle, Kerry Washington and Jeffery Witte
(3) Jeremy Morris, David Morris, Jean Todt, Michelle, Jeffery Witte and David Ward
(4) Michelle and Jean Todt
For more photos from the event please see 2009 Cannes photos
Photo at left: Michelle speaks at a FIA Foundation Policy Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where
the FIA conference week took place May 11-14th.   ("FIA Foundation")
Safety and Environment on global agenda in Argentina
Turning Point - A Journey on the World's Killer Roads
the documentary film Michelle made for the Make Roads Safe campaign,
was formally premiered in Rome on May 5th during a global road safety conference.
The film features Michelle's visits to Asia, Africa and Latin America as the
Make Roads Safe global ambassador and highlights the key messages of the commission's reports.
Michelle attended the premiere and she also led several sessions/Q&A/panel discussions.
Directed by independent filmmaker Richard Stanley with cinematography
by two-time BAFTA award winning cameraman Nigel Meakin, the film will be featured at
a road safety benefit during the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
It will be broadcast worldwide on BBC World News, entitled "Dying To Go To School."
Make Roads Safe campaign in Rome, May 5th.
Action urged to stop road deaths
Make Roads Safer campaign launched
Make Roads Safe 'Decade of Action' report launched to save 5 million lives
(1-2) Michelle introducing a special screening of her documentary film "Turning Point"
which is the result of
a year spent travelling around the world discovering the extent of the road safety epidemic
support for a Decade of Action for Road Safety. 1st photo (L to R): Lord Robertson, chairman of
the commission for Global Road Safety,
Felipe Massa, Formula One Brazilian driver, and Michelle,
with their signed Italian boards of "Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety"
Michelle, Felipe Massa, and Lord Robertson with children during the launch
of the report 'Make Roads Safe: A decade of Action for Road Safety'
(4-5) Michelle and Jean Todt with Prince Michael of Kent, member of the British Royal Family
(1) Michelle signing autographs   (2) Michelle and Jean Todt
- Make Roads Safe at the Vatican, Italy, May 5th:
(1-2) Michelle greeting Giovanni Cheli, cardinal of the
Roman Catholic church and president of
the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
(click to enlarge. photos from "Make Roads Safe", "FIA Foundation", "ACI", "Dhayyy", and "Getty")
On April 17th, Michelle was in Shanghai, China and attended a FIA
Foundation's road safety conference.
Decade of Action call in Shanghai
(1-2) Michelle holding her signed Chinese board of "Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety"
(3) Michelle, Jean Todt, and ?   (4) Michelle giving speech
(5) Michelle answering reporters' questions. the person at left is Yan Jianchang,
executive vice-chairman of FASC (Federation of Automobile Sports of China)
(click to enlarge. "Sina" photos)
On April 16th Michelle attended the launch of the Chinese ESC Campaign
at BJPG, Tongzhou District, Beijing.
The event is organized by ITS China, FIA Foundation, and eSafetyAware.
Jean Todt has recently been elected as the president of
the Brussels based non-profit international organization which
promotes intelligent vehicle safety technologies. ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Campaign is to raise awareness of eSafety technologies.
ChooseESC! report: Launch of the ESC Campaign in China
(4-5) Michelle takes an ESC demo test ride
Michelle with Jean Todt, president of eSafetyAware
(click to enlarge. photos from "chooseECS", "eSafety Challenge", "CNS", "Ynet", and "Guser")
On April 10th, Michelle attended the launch party and press conference
for the road safety campaign, "Head Safe = Helmet On," in Bangkok, Thailand.
The event was organized by the Make Roads Safe and Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
an American non-profit organization whose goal is to improve road safety in the developing world.
- "FIA Foundation": Michelle Yeoh backs helmet campaign in Thailand
- "Bangkok Post": Michelle Yeoh uses star power to promote road safety globally
(click to enlarge. photos from "Lifestyle Asia", "FIA Foundation", "NotesFromThailand" and
News & Reports from Costa Rica:
Costa Rica Backs a 'Decade of Action' to Combat Road Deaths
FIA press release: FIA Calls for Decade of Action for Road Safety
Seat belt manual launched by UN road safety group:
PDF documents with photos:
FIA Foundation 2008 Review
Commission for Global Road Safety Progress Report 2006-2008
[00:58, in Spanish and English]
rally for the Decade of Action and the Make Roads Safe press conference
[02:38, in English]
rally for the Decade of Action and the Make Roads Safe press conference
[03:22, in Spanish and English]
visiting the earthquake disaster zone
News photos: Michelle as ambassador of the FIA Foundation's global
Make Roads Safe campaign. San Jose, Costa Rica, January 15th, 2009.
Michelle at a Make Roads Safe press conference held at InterContinental
Hotel in west San Jose.
Michelle and Michael Schumacher at the press conference
(1-2 last row L to R) Michael Schumacher, Costa Rica's Minister of Transportation Karla Gonzalez, and Michelle
Michelle attending the opening ceremony of a bicycle path as ambassador of the Make Roads Safe campaign.
The FIA Foundation donated one million dollars for the local road safety projects.
Michelle, Michael Schumacher, and Karla Gonzalez. Rally for the Decade of Action
(2) Michelle wears a biker helmet
(3-5) Michelle with Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher
(1) Michelle at the gala dinner
(2) Michelle, Michael Schumacher, President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias, and Transport Minister Karla Gonzalez
(3) Michelle Yeoh, Schumacher and President Oscar Arias
(4) Michelle and David Ward, FIA Foundation Director General and coordinator
of the Make Roads Safe campaign, held a 'Seat-belts and Child Restraints' manual
(click to enlarge. photos from "Make Roads Safe", "FIA Foundation", "Getty Images", "AFP", "Reuters", "AP", "APA",
"ADN", "Navegalo", "Aldia" and "Vuelta")
Michelle arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica last night. Local news
reported that Michelle, Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, and Schumacher's
wife arrived by a private plane. This afternoon they flew by
helicopter to the Cinchona area, about
60 miles northwest of San Jose, which was hit by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake
on Jan. 8 that killed at least 23 people. They toured the
disaster zone and visited an emergency
shelter located in a village near the epicenter. Accompanying them
was Karla Gonzalez, the Costa Rican Transport Minister.
(1) (L to R) Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, a Costa Rican girl, Corinna Schumacher, and Michelle
(2) (L to R) Karla Gonzalez, Michael Schumacher, Michelle, and Jean Todt
(3) Costa Rican quake victims waiving to the leaving helicopter
(click to enlarge. "Getty Images")
Photos from the the celebration parties after the Golden Horse Awards
ceremony in Taichung, Taiwan.
Taiwanese director Ang Lee signed to support the Make Roads Safe campaign
(click to enlarge. photos from "Sina" and "Apple Daily")
More photos showing Michelle's efforts on the Decade of Action call:
Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, Dec. 6
Photos: Michelle promoting the Make Roads Safe campaign during the CGI Asia, December 2, Hong Kong.
signing up to the call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety
1. Bill Clinton. 2. director Oliver Stone. 3. Rico Hizon, BBC journalist.
4. Fauzi Bowo (R), governor of Jakarta, Indonesia.
(click to enlarge. "Make Roads Safe" photos)
Report: Bill Clinton backs Decade of Action for Road Safety
More photos showing Michelle's efforts on the Decade of Action call:
Clinton Global Initiative Forum, Dec. 2
Michelle is in Delhi, India, for the Make Roads Safe Campaign. She is meeting with
officials and other agencies, and continuing to shoot the documentary, which
will be shown as the opening film at the Global Inter-ministerial Conference in Moscow next year.
Country at the crossroads: Michelle Yeoh in India
The Hindu: Working for a better tomorrow
The Times of India: Michelle goes indi-yeoh!
Bonding with Delhi roads' crouching, hidden dangers
News video from India
: Michelle talks about the Make Roads Safe campaign and more.
(1) Governor of Delhi, Mr Tejendra Khanna adds his name to the Make Roads Safe campaign's Decade of Action
(2) Michelle speaks to Dr Amit Gupta, Apex Trauma Centre, Delhi
(3) Michelle speaks to a road engineer
(click on images to enlarge. "Make Roads Safe" photos)
Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh campaigns for children helmet use in Vietnam
"Make Roads Safe" Blog: Call for Decade of Action for Road Safety launched
"Thanh Nien Daily": Acting Ambassador
(interview with Michelle)
"Make Roads Safe" report: Vietnamese children march for 'Road Safety Decade'
Vietnamese children march for 'Road Safety Decade'
Press release: Michelle Yeoh urges parents to put helmets on their children
AIPF: Michelle Yeoh urges parents to put helmets on their children
"Wear A Helmet" news report
In the afternoon of October 30th, Michelle attended a press conference
on "Launch of Child Helmet Television Commercial", held at the Park Hyatt hotel,
Ho Chi Minh City. The launch event combined with a panel discussion on
protecting children from road traffic injuries in Vietnam.
(1-3) Michelle at the press conference
(4) Michelle with Danish Ambassador Peter Hansen
(5) (L to R) Greig Craft, Michelle Yeoh, Peter Hansen
(1-2) Michelle with Greig Craft, chairman of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
(click to enlarge. photos from Vietnamese "Dantri", "VnExpress", and "Picasa")
October 30th, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam:
Michelle joined near 1,400 Vietnamese children on a city march to promote
motorcycle crash helmets and reduce traffic deaths on the country's chaotic roads.
At 6:30AM, a Helmet For Kids Ceremony was held at the Reunification Palace.
The "March with Michelle Yeoh for Children's Road Safety" started at 7:30AM.
The event was organized by
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
Make Roads Safe Campaign
and Vietnam's National Traffic Safety Committee.
Some of the photos are shared by
Huynh Nguyen Ngoc Minh of the AIP Foundation. Here I would like to express my sincere gratitude to
the organizers of the event for inviting me to join them. It was pity I could not go to Vietnam
on that day.
(1) "March With Michelle Yeoh for Children's Road Safety"
(2-3) ad and billboard featuring Michelle for the road safety campaign in Vietnam,
themed "Wear a Helmet Everytime, Everywhere".
Michelle in Ho Chi Minh City, October 30th
More than 1,300 helmets were handed over to children before the start of the road safety march
(2-4) Michelle was being presented a painting from Vietnamese children
(1) Michelle with Huynh Nguyen Ngoc Minh, program manager of the AIP Foundation
March with Michelle Yeoh for Children's Road Safety
(click to enlarge. from "AP", "Picasa", "Dantri", "VnExpress" and photos of Le Quang Nhat and Ngoc Minh. thanks Ngoc Minh, Melody, and Rachel)
On Monday September 29, Michelle attended a press conference in Singapore,
promoting the global road safety campaign. The press conference was held in conjunction with
the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Region II Opportunities Workshop
organized by the Automobile Association of Singapore and the FIA.
Singapore taps into the global Make Roads Safe agenda
Michelle Yeoh, the road safety queen
Singapore Hosts Opportunities Workshop
(1) Michelle speaks at the Singapore AA workshop
(2)Rob McInerney iRAP Asia, Wesley Wan President AA Hong Kong, David Ward, Michelle,
Jean Todt, AA Singapore President Bernard Tay, AA Malaysia Chairman HH Tunku Mudzaffar,
and AA Singapore CEO Lee Wai Mun
(3) Michelle and Jean Todt
(click on photos w/borders to enlarge. photos from "AsiaOne" and "FIA")
Michelle attended a commission meeting for Global Road Safety in St. Petersburg, Russia,
commission for Global Road Safety meets in Russia to target UN Conference
(1) Lord Robertson (L), chairman of the commission for Global Road Safety,
General Victor Kiryanov (M),
head of Road Safety in the Russian Federation,
and Michelle (R), Global Road Safety ambassador, speak to the press
(2-4) Michelle at the commission meeting
The Make Roads Safe
campaign has launched a new film featuring Michelle:
"Make Roads Safe - Demanding Action in 2009
(directed by Richard Stanley. 12:24)
Michelle Yeoh sees impact of road crashes in South Africa
AA of South Africa announces Ferrari Trainee Prize
Michelle had been in South Africa for a week for the
Make Roads Safe
global campaign. South African news reported that she was in Johannesburg
on Thursday attending an Automobile Association event and also did some filming
in Cape Town.
"I must thank the FIA foundation for having this Make Roads Safe campaign and for making me a
global ambassador because it has opened my eyes to the reality of the problems we face.
I have come to understand how complacent we have all been, particularly myself," said Michelle,
"I have seen the most horrendous sites where children, pedestrians are facing death sentences
practically every day. I hope that, together with the FIA, we will be able to wave a big
enough flag in the face of authorities to do more in terms of road planning and implementation of laws."
(1) Michelle joins children on their dangerous walk to school
(2-3) Michelle with children
(4) Michelle Yeoh and WHO Africa Injury advisor Dr Olive Kobusingye inspect crashed cars
(5) The launch of the SSAA/Ferrari prize with Jean Todt, Michelle, and David Ward
Michelle as Make Roads Safe ambassador in South Africa, June 2008
(click to enlarge. photos from "Make Roads Safe", "FIA FOundation" and video scans)
On March 31, the United Nations General Assembly approved the first
ever global UN Conference on road safety, in an effort to reduce the
rapidly growing death toll on the world's roads.
The "Make Roads Safe" campaign petition has gathered more than a million of signatures.
- Make Roads Safe Blog
- First UN Ministerial Summit on Global Road Safety Approved
- U.N. Seeks to Curb World's Traffic Deaths
George Robertson (left), chairman of the commission for Global
Road Safety and Michelle, an ambassador
Make Roads Safe
campaign, presenting the Make Roads Safe petition to
Ban Ki-moon (center),
the United Nations Secretary General,
at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Monday, March 31.
1. Michelle speaks at the assembly
2. the UN General Assembly approved the first ever global UN Conference on road safety.
(click to enlarge. "Make Roads Safe")
Michelle visited Vietnam from March 15th until
the 19th as the Goodwill Ambassador of traffic safety.
During her visit, Michelle filmed a public service announcement
on Helmets for Kids, participated in a Helmets for Kids school
ceremony, visited schools, a protect helmet factory, and victims of
traffic accidents. She is also making a road safety documentary film. Michelle will be reporting on
the great progress made in improving road safety in Vietnam at the
United Nations in New York during a key debate on global road safety
on March 31.
- Report: Michelle Yeoh in Vietnam urges helmet safety for children
- Videos: Michelle in Hanoi
Michelle in Vietnam
(scroll down), features a part of Michelle's speech at the Tay Son Primary School.
- Interview: Make roads safe: Actress Michelle Yeoh to Vietnam (Thanhniem)
Excerpt: "Traffic safety plays such an important role in protecting people's health and life.
Therefore, what I prioritize most is how to improve the awareness of people all around the world about safe traffic.
I came to Vietnam with a film crew aiming to make a documentary about traffic safety before heading for Malaysia, South Africa and India.
Whatever the specific characteristics of each nation are, we believe the documentary will give people helpful lessons as well as influencing the authorities for further rational measures to the traffic problem."
On March 18th, Michelle attended a press conference in Hanoi held by the
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation
the Vietnamese National Traffic Safety Committee and the
"It is very troubling to see so many children in Hanoi riding on
motorcycles without helmets. Parents must act right now to put
Government certified helmets on their children," said Michelle.
Michelle wears a helmet while posing for photographers in Hanoi
left photo: Michelle in front of a road safety poster
(click to enlarge. photos from "Reuters", "AIPF", "Dantri" and "Nhan Dan")
on Tuesday March 18th, Michelle, as a Road Safety Ambassador
for the Make Roads Safe campaign,
attending a Helmets for Kids Handover Ceremony held at Tay Son
Primary School in Hanoi,Vietnam.
On the banner: "Welcome Ms. Michelle Yeoh To Tay Son Primary School"
(click to enlarge. photos from "AP", "Getty", and "Gridcrasher")
Photos of Michelle in Hanoi, March 15 - 17th:
Michelle helping children to cross the street,
on Doi Can street and around Hoang Dieu primary school
Michelle reminding parents they should put helmets on
their children as they did on themselves when riding on motorbikes
Michelle touring the Hoan Kiem Lake and other places in Hanoi
Michelle signing autographs
Michelle with Vietnamese students
(1) Michelle visits an victim of traffic accident
(2-4) Michelle visits Han's family
(read the story)
(click to enlarge. photos from "VietnamNet", "AIPF", "FIA", "Make Roads Safe", etc.)
- FIA Foundation press release:
Michelle Yeoh wants UN action on road deaths
- Make Roads Safe report: Michelle Yeoh joins Make Roads Safe campaign
- Video: A Message from Michelle Yeoh
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