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The Special envoy's meetings in southeast Asia - Indonesia

On 16 and 17 February, the Special Envoy met with key stakeholders during his visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, where he provided an overview of this mandate as Special Envoy, learned more about road safety challenges in country, and offered recommendations and support. Meetings were held with representatives of the United Nations Country team, the Governor of Jakarta as well as the representatives from the Ministry of Manpower and National Police Ministry of Transport. Among the United Nations Country Team he met with Douglas Broderick, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia; Dr. Jihane Twailah, WHO Representative to Indonesia; Martha Santoso Ismail, Assistant Representative to the UNFPA; Vlastimil Samek, Director ad interim of the UN Information Center in Indonesia; Dr. Karina Widomatio, Maternal & Child Health Specialist of UNICEF Indonesia; Omar Castiglioni, Chief Security Adviser.
While in Jakarta, Mr. Jean Todt also held the following meetings:
Meeting with Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia
Hanif Dhakiri was accompanied by several staff members and together they discussed the economic outlook in Indonesia and the impact that road traffic crashes have on the country’s economy.
Meeting with Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, Governor of the Special Province of Jakarta
Jean Todt introduced his mandate and provided a summary of previous meetings in Indonesia. The Special Envoy encouraged the Governor of Jakarta to increase awareness on the importance of road safety. A short joint press conference followed immediately after the meeting.
Meeting with Drs. Condro Kirono, Inspector General of the Indonesian National Police
Mr. Jean Todt met with a delegation of the Indonesia National Police (INP) led by Inspector General, Drs. Condro Kirono. Drs. Kirono’s team provided an overview of the National Strategy following the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Jean Todt praised the efforts and the well-structured action of the INP while providing recommendations to strengthen data collection of road traffic crashes and injuries.
Meeting with representatives of Road Safety Association Indonesia
The Road Safety Association (RSA) Indonesia is a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. RSA affiliates gave a brief presentation of their activities and thanked Mr. Todt for helping to develop powerful communicational tools.