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In her first visit to Brussels as UNECE Executive Secretary, Tatiana Molcean held strategic discussions this week with European Commissioners for environment and energy, and high-level officials responsible for industrial policy, trade and cooperation with EU acceding, candidate and neighbouring
Special Envoy Jean Todt is visiting Timor-Leste from 7 until 10 February, to meet H.E President José Manuel Ramos-Horta, ministers and representatives of the public and private sector, and civil society, to advocate for the effective implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for
Following the adoption last year of a methodology to measure the emissions from braking systems, UNECE’s World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) now turns to tackling emissions from tyres.    Made from a mixture of natural and synthetic rubber and plastic polymers, including
UNECE’s Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles has adopted the draft of a new regulation that defines provisions for the approval of vehicles with Driver Control Assistance Systems (DCAS) and provides minimum safety requirements for vehicles equipped with the Advanced Driver
UNECE’s Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles today decided to include motorcycles, scooters and electric bicycles with speed exceeding 25 km/h in the scope of the UN Regulation No. 155 on cyber security and cyber security management.  In force since January 2021, UN
Batteries fitted to electric vans will be required to be of high quality and durable over the years thanks to a proposal agreed today by UNECE’s Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE).   The proposal will now be submitted to the UNECE-hosted World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle
Due to their geographical location, the world’s 32 Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) are facing common problems that negatively affect their economic engagement with the rest of the world. Long distances from the nearest seaports, inadequate transport and transit systems multiple border
The global transport sector has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector. In 2021 it accounted for almost one fourth of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The road transport sector, including passenger cars, buses, heavy and light duty commercial vehicles, is the major GHG contributor
Meeting for the first time since the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was created in 1998, the Heads of State and Government of SPECA participating States adopted the Baku Declaration. The declaration endorses a roadmap for the digitalization of multimodal
Cargo carriage by rail between Europe and Asia will be made easier, quicker and thus cheaper thanks to the adoption of a new United Nations Convention unifying applicable legal rules.    Until now, rail transport of goods from Asia to Europe was not covered by one uniform legislative system,
The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (Special Envoy) will travel to China to meet representatives from various sectors, advocating for effective implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 with an aim of halving the number of victims on
The majority of the buses and coaches currently in use worldwide are not equipped with safety-belts. And if they are, they are equipped with safety-belts designed to protect adults by means of 2-point or 3-point harness seat belts. These types of safety-belts are not suitable for use on and by
The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, is visiting Saudi Arabia to meet Ministers and stakeholders from the private sector, calling for further actions to address the challenge of road safety. While Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in tackling its traffic
16 October 2023 – The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, is gearing up for a crucial mission to India, where road safety challenges persist at alarming rates. According to the WHO, one of every 10 road deaths globally occurs in India. The visit, scheduled from 16-20
El enviado especial del secretario general de las Naciones Unidas para la seguridad vial, Jean Todt, y Jean-Charles Decaux, co-director general de JCDecaux, han lanzado hoy una nueva campaña mundial de seguridad vial de las Naciones Unidas para hacer frente a los accidentes de tráfico, que son la
El enviado especial Jean Todt visitará Honduras (21-22 de agosto), El Salvador (23-24 de agosto), Brasil (26-29 de agosto) y Paraguay (30-31 de agosto) para reunirse con ministros y representantes de los sectores público y privado, así como con ONGs, a fin de abogar por la aplicación efectiva del 
The need to decarbonize the transport sector is driving the rapid expansion of electric cars, which totaled 10 million sales worldwide in 2022 (for a market share of 14% of total sales) up from just around 1 million in 2017.    Electrification is also extending to heavy-duty vehicles, such as
Following strong reduction from exhaust particle emissions (PM 2.5 and 10) over the past 20 years, due to international and national vehicle regulations, non-exhaust sources now make up approximately 80% of particle emissions from vehicle use, compared to some 40% in 2000. Non-exhaust emissions
The accurate measurement of vehicles’ tailpipe emissions, a key element in governments’ policy decisions and consumers’ choices to reduce the impact on air quality and the environment, will be significantly enhanced thanks to the adoption today of the United Nations Regulation on global Real
After a mission earlier this month to West Africa (Senegal and Ivory Coast), Special Envoy Jean Todt will visit Ethiopia (May 29-31), Kenya (June 1-5) and Zimbabwe (June 6-8) to meet with ministers and representatives of the public and private sector, and NGOs, to advocate for the effective
UEFA will use the international appeal of its club competition finals to highlight the UN's new global campaign for road safety, which aims to halve the number of traffic deaths worldwide by 2030.   An estimated 1.35 million people die on the world's roads each year, with more than 600 children
The UN Road Safety Fund launched its 2022 Annual Report on 25 May with public and private sector and civil society partners in a media event at the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig, Germany.   The latest Report “Local actions, Global Impacts” captures how the Fund is responding
The United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety and EssilorLuxottica announce today a partnership that reinforces their commitment to promote good vision on the road. Following the United Nations’ call for its member countries to ensure good vision for all road users in alignment with the 2030
The Special Envoy Jean Todt will visit Senegal (May 3-6) and Côte d'Ivoire (May 7-8) to meet with ministers as well as representatives of the private sector, public sector, and NGOs to advocate for the effective implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030,
The Special Envoy will travel in South-East Asia and will meet with Ministers as well as the private sector, public sector and NGO stakeholders in Lao PDR (5-7 April), Thailand (10 April), the Philippines (11-14 April) and Malaysia (17-19 April) to advocate for the effective implementation of the