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Mission to Bogota, Colombia, 22-23 August 2022

Colombia: A middle-income country with a population of 50.4 million. According to WHO (2018), the number of traffic deaths per 100 000 inhabitants in Colombia has increased by 19.8% between 2010 and 2017. In 2017, 13.6 traffic deaths per 100 000 inhabitants were recorded, compared to 11.4 in 2010. Colombia has acceded to none of the 7 UN road safety legal instruments.

During the mission, the Special Envoy delivered a speech at the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic towards advocating for safer roads in the country.


Furthermore, the Special Envoy met with the following officials:
•    H.E. Mr. Guillermo Reyes, Minister of Transport;
•    H.E. Mr. Frederic Doré, Ambassador of France;
•    Ms. Daniela Gomez, Despacio, Youth Colombia;
•    Delegation from Fundación Liga contra la violencia Vial;
•    UNCT Colombia;
•    Delegation from Movilidad and Despacio;
•    Delegation from the Road Management Direction and Kids First Managers;
•    Delegation from Bogota Staff and Road Safety Office.