World Bank and United Nations Collaboration Visit on Road Safety
July 26, 2022
On June 27-28, 2022, Mr. Jean Todt, UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Road Safety, joined by Ms. Priti Gautam, Program Management Officer at United Nations, and Ms. Nneka Henry, Head of the UN Road Safety Fund visited the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. to discuss road safety collaboration opportunities with the World Bank management and technical staff.
Road safety investments financed by the World Bank in Latin America and Africa regions were presented to the Special Envoy and his team, including the role of the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) in supporting and informing these investments. The Special Envoy also met with the outgoing Vice President for South Asia Region, Mr. Hartwig Schafer and used this opportunity to meet the incoming Vice President, Mr. Martin Raiser.
The Special Envoy and the World Bank management agreed to coordinate regional visits to Latin America and Africa regions to advance joint efforts on improving road safety at the country level.