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Road safety multi-stakeholder consultation

As part of his mandate, Special Envoy’s role is to promote global partnership while improving road safety. On 1st October, a multi-stakeholder meeting with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety was held at the UN headquarters in Geneva. The consultation was jointly hosted by UNECE and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, and involved more than more than 40 NGOs from around the world.
Jean Todt presented his objectives for his term as UN Special Envoy, as well as his Action Plan based on his Terms of Reference which is focused on the following four priorities:
1.  Promote global partnership to support the design and implementation of strategies and activities to improve road safety.
2.  Advocate with governments, civil society and the private sector for the promotion of road safety, particularly in countries with a high level or road fatalities and injuries.
3.  Participate in global and regional conferences and meetings on road safety.
4.  Advocate the accession to, and more effective implementation of, United Nations road safety legal instruments.