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Mission to Athens, Greece, 24-26 September 2022

Greece: A high-income country with a population of 10.6 million. According to the European Commission, Greece has the 7th highest rate in the European Union (54 deaths per million population). Greece has acceded to 5 out of 7 UN road safety legal instruments.


The Special Envoy travelled to the country to participate in the Award Ceremony of the UNHCR Road safety training Driving and Road Safety Project. On its margins, the Special Envoy also attended interviews on safe mobility.

Furthermore, the Special Envoy met with the following officials towards advocating for safer roads in the country:


•    H.E. Mr. Nikolaos-Georgios Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs;
•    H.E. Mr. Takis Theodorikakos, Ministrer of Citizen Protection;
•    H.E. Mr. Kostas Karamanlis, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport and Mr. Ioannis Xifaras, Secretary General for Transport Affairs;

•    H.E. Ms. Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs;
•    Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, Deputy Minister of Sport and Culture;
•    Ms. Maria Clara Martin, UNHCR Representative.