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Additional meetings and activities of the month

RIO Olympic Games

On 4 and 5 August, at the RIO Olympic Games, the Special Envoy had the opportunity to speak about his activities with Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. François Hollande, President of France and Ms. Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of the Organisation International de la Francophonie. The Special Envoy will have a follow-up meeting with Mr. Grandi in November 2016.
Ambassador Alexandre Fasel, Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva

On 30 August, the Special Envoy met with Ambassador to continue providing updates on his activities including of his upcoming country visits.
Ms. Doris Leuthard, Head of the Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) of Switzerland 

On 30 August, the Special Envoy met with Ms. Leuthard to share about his role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety and to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration. Ms. Leuthard and the Special Envoy were also joined by the following:

o Mr. Jörg Röthlisberger (Director of the Federal Office of Roads, Switzerland)

o Mr. Toni Eder (DETEC Secretary General)

o Ms. Barbara Hübscher-Schmuki (DETEC Deputy Secretary General)
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

On 31 August, as a follow up to the UN Coordination Meeting for Road Safety held in April 2016, the Special Envoy met with the High Commissioner to exchange views on how they may collaborate on road safety. The High Commission expressed his support for the cause and reiterated his availability to support the Special Envoy in his efforts.