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The Special Envoy travelled to New York during 29 January – 1 February 2020, where he held bilateral meetings with UN senior officials and Member States’ representatives to the United Nations. During his meetings, the Special Envoy shared updates on activities and upcoming priorities, including the upcoming 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm and the 2nd Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing. 

The Special Envoy contributed to the meeting of 20 EU Deputy Permanent Residents, organized by the Head of EU delegation in New York and a dinner hosted by Italian Permanent Representative, which brought together the informal “Geneva Friends of Road Safety” Network in New York. 

The Special Envoy held bilateral meetings with the following officials in New York: 

o Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

o Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, Executive Office of the Secretary-General 

o Mr. Volker Türk, ASG for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General 

o Mr. Gilles Michaud, USG and Head of the Department of Safety and Security

o Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund

o Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Development Program Administrator 

o Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the UN in New York

o Amb. Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN

o Amb. Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations

o Amb. Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the UN

o Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser on Preparations for 75th UN Anniversary

o Mr. Robert Skinner, Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships

o Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Partnerships

o Ms. Michelle Gyles-McDonough, Director, Sustainable Development Unit, EOSG

o Mr. Liu Yang, Counsellor of Mission of China to the United Nations

o Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Chief of Division for Sustainable Goals, DESA