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Meeting with Secretary-General of International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

On 29 May 2019, the Special Envoy met with Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to explore synergies and opportunities for collaboration.
The meeting focused on discussion about ITU’s on-going collaboration with UNECE in the area of intelligent transport systems, automated vehicles and vehicle standards development.
The Special Envoy also shared about establishment of UN Road Safety Trust Fund and encouraged ITU’s support.
He further shared about the next UN Partnership Meeting for Road Safety, scheduled to take place on 29 October 2019 and welcomed ITU’s participation, following its active participation in the previous meeting of November 2017.
Secretary-General of ITU expressed his strong support to the Special Envoy’s efforts towards addressing road safety and his interest in jointly achieving relevant SDG targets.