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Meeting with the delegation to Brazil

Mr. Todt met with the delegation to Brazil and the WHO and UNECE representative on 2nd September to participate in planning for the Second Global High Level Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. This included discussion on the draft agenda, draft declaration, and other events linked to the conference. 

Meeting with the International Peace Institute

On 3 September, Jean Todt met with the President of the International Peace Institute (IPI), Terje Rød-Larsen, in Vienna to discuss opportunities for collaboration, for example through the setting up of events for Ambassadors with the Special Envoy in both New York and Geneva. A further meeting was held in Salzburg with the IPI on 7 September together with Ms. Rita Hauser, Chairman of the IPI Board of Directors.

Meeting with Dr. Margraret Chan of WHO

On 21 September, the Special Envoy met with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to outline his priorities as Special Envoy, and discuss opportunities for further collaboration with the WHO. UNECE’s Executive Secretary Mr. Christian Fiis Bach, WHO’s Assistant Director-General on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Mr Oleg Chestnov and WHO’s Director of Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention Etienne Krug were also present at the meeting.

Meeting with Secretary General of IFRC

On 24 September, the Special Envoy met with Mr. ELhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, where he outlined his priorities for the role and Action Plan. Further cooperation with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) was also discussed and he has accepted to join the High Level Panel for Road Safety.

ANWB Traffic Safety dinner

On 2 September, the Special Envoy was invited to the Traffic Safety Dinner organized by the Dutch Automobile Club ANWB, to give a keynote speech. The meeting brought together key members of the road safety community in the Netherlands.

Meeting with UNECE Secretariat

The Special Envoy had a coordination meeting with the UNECE, where he discussed progress towards establishing the Special Envoy’s Secretariat, preparations for the setting-up of a UN Fund for Road Safety, and planning for upcoming meetings, including the NGO consultation meeting on 1st October.