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UNECE WP1 Group on road traffic safety

On 5 October, at the UNECE WP.1 Group on Road Traffic Safety the Special Envoy presented his Action Plan for the year ahead, a key part of which is to advocate and raise awareness about the United Nations Road safety legal instruments.

Meeting with WHO road safety team

On 8 October, at the meeting with the WHO Road Safety Team, the Special Envoy discussed the upcoming Ministerial Conference in Brasilia, as well as his work programme for the upcoming year. Further issues under discussion were focused on increasing cooperation for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 15 November.

Meeting with European Commissioner for Transport

on 12 October, Jean Todt met with Ms Violetta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, where setting a serious road injury target by the European Union was discussed. Other road safety issues discussed included the deployment of new vehicle safety technologies, and the latest road traffic trends in the EU.

Meeting with Brazilian Ambassador to France

On 23 October, Jean Todt met with Brazilian Ambassador to France, H.E. Mr Paulo C. de Oliviera Campos to discuss planning for the Second High Level Ministerial Conference on Road Safety which will take place on 18 and 19 November 2015. The Conference will review progress made over the past five years of the UN Decade of Action, while discussing actions that need to take place through 2020 and beyond. Representatives from more than 100 countries are expected to attend including government ministers, city mayors, senior officials from international institutions, representatives of civil society, and business leaders.