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Advocacy Meetings in France

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France

The Special Envoy met with the President of France Mr. Emmanuel Macron and provided an overview of his mandate and key priorities, as well as made some recommendations to reducing road traffic fatalities both in France and globally. He further shared about recent developments on the establishment of UN RSTF, and the work being done on its formation and subsequent launch during margins of the General Assembly meeting in April 2018. The Special Envoy emphasized the potentially leading role of France in encouraging other countries’ engagement towards improving road safety on a global scale. President Macron expressed his full support to Special Envoy’s activities and recommendations. 
Mr. Rémy RIOUX, Director General of the A.F.D, Agence Française de Développement
On 23 February, the Special Envoy met Rémy RIOUX, AFD Director General and his team, in particular to evaluate the possibilities for French government to contribute to the UN RSTF and others actions for road safety in Africa, in Latin America and in Asia.
Ms. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and President of C40

On 23 January, the Special Envoy met with the Mayor of Paris, Ms. Anne Hidalgo, to provide an update on his recent and upcoming activities. The Special Envoy shared about recent developments and the work underway towards establishment of the UN RSTF. Together they discussed potential initiatives which could contribute to encouraging effective action from road safety stakeholders globally, particularly at the city level given the Mayor’s role as C40 chair. 

Ms. Annija Novikova, Deputy Director of Road Transport Department and Mr. Kaspars Ozolins, State Secretary, Ministry of Transport Republic of Latvia

The Special Envoy received representatives of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, who shared about their recent achievements on road safety. The Special Envoy gave an overview of the UN Road Safety Conventions and the UN RSTF. Ministry representatives expressed strong interest in the Fund and have been in touch with the Special Envoy secretariat for more information.