On 28 April 2020, the Special Envoy virtually met with H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the AUC to share about the activities in the African Continent with strong partnership with UNECA and the World Bank, this includes Road Safety Performance Reviews, a Regional Kofi Annan Road Safety Award, regional workshops and potential missions.
The Special Envoy inquired about the Covid-19 situation in Africa and invited participation in the webcast with high-level panellists on “Covid-19 pandemic and future of Mobility” on the Inter-Development Bank platform. They discussed the Special Envoy’s participation during the African Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union tentatively planned to be hosted by the AUC and Government of Chad in July 2020. The Special Envoy explained that actions in the Stockholm Declaration are pending, due to the postponement of the adoption of the UNGA Resolution on improving road safety.