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Virtual launch of Road Safety Performance Review of Ethiopia report


On 12 January 2021, the Special Envoy hosted the virtual launch of the Road Safety Performance Review report and presented its recommendations to the following high-level government officials of Ethiopia and UN representative: H.E. Ms. Dagmawit Moges Bekele, Minister of Transport; H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health; and Dr. Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, UNECA. The review, conducted in partnership with ECA and ECE, provides a holistic assessment of the country’s road safety situation and pinpoints concrete measures to save lives.


Upon the report was successfully launched, the Minister of Transport made a commitment to key recommendations from the report. The virtual event, attended by international and national stakeholders and media agencies, demonstrated the significant interest to improve road safety in Ethiopia.