The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has placed our increasingly interconnected world in an unprecedented situation. This crisis has generated human distress and an economic downturn that is impacting global efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the early response to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, limited
The benefits of buckling up safety-belts are clear. If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car you can reduce your risk of a fatal injury by 45% (Kahane, 2015) and moderate to critical injury by 50%. Fastening safety-belts helps you to stay in control of your vehicle during when the unexpected occurs such as an abrupt deceleration. This leaflet is designed to provide basic information
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly (resolution 64/255) proclaimed a Decade of Action for Road Safety ("Decade"). As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the goal of the Decade (2011-2020) is to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic deaths around the world. SDG 3.6 By 2020 halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents SDG
While the second half of 2020 was marked by the warranted fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which continued to change the face of the world, our ambitions for a better global road safety were not scaled back. COVID-19 has taught us to move away from the “silo mentality” and instead align development goals with each other - resulting in higher impact policies and programs.
The UN Road Safety Fund was established in 2018 as a UN multi-partner trust fund pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 70/260 and with the support of the UN Secretary-General. It aims to help low- and middle-income countries put in place an effective national Safety System to substantially
Updated Guidelines on the use of the UNRSF brand and logo
Adopted on 30 September 1957 in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the ADR entered into force on 29 January 1968. This authoritative Agreement is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Its Annexes A and B contain the technical requirements for road transport, i.e. the conditions under which
Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to develop sustainable urban mobility policy on car sharing and carpooling initiatives
Shared mobility services are the part of the shared economy, which is based on the idea of rational use of limited resources, which creates an opportunity for a person to afford highquality goods and services at a reasonable price.This study provides a brief history of the emergence and development of shared mobility services, which contribute to a more efficient use of available resources
The pan-European recommendations for inland navigation vessels aim to establish a harmonized regime of technical requirements for vessels that transport goods and passengers internationally. The recommendations are the result of Government efforts to unify divergent regulations in force in different intergovernmental organizations and ECE member countries.The recommendations were first adopted
Webinar - Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income countries
The webinar was organized by the secretariat of the UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). How we respond will help shape the future and efforts to build back better must be prioritized by identifying the best opportunities and lessons learned. Two dynamic discussions were held with prominent
Member States in the ECE and WHO European Region established the Transport,Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) in 2002. By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE PEP promotes mobility and transport strategies that integrate environmental and health concerns. Over the years, THE PEP has led to the development of implementation mechanisms to
The UNRSF launches the second issue of its newsletter at a time when the world continues to face unprecedented change and disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the momentum gained with the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in February 2020 where the Stockholm Declaration was launched with an ambitious target to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030 must not be
The UN Road Safety Fund’s (UNRSF) secretariat seeks additional financial support from private and public sector donors where the Fund’s mission and donor priorities are aligned. Read more in the UNRSF donor brochure to consider becoming a donor. Contact the UNRSF secretariat for more information at unrsf_secretariat@un.
There are 59 United Nations legal instruments in the area of inland transport which are administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Of the 59 conventions, seven road safety instruments are considered to be priorities for accession: - 1968 Convention on Road Traffic; - 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals; - 1958 Agreement concerning the Adoption of
The UNRSF 2019 Annual Report is now available. Established two years ago as an innovative United Nations pooled fund, the Annual Report showcases the first concrete results of the UNRSF and thus demonstrates its potential to meet its ambition to substantially reduce death and injuries from road crashes in low and middle-income countries where 93% of the world fatalities occur.
Organizations around the world are quickly adapting their programme and project activities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The UN Road Safety Fund is committed to the principles of adaptive programming, partnerships, and relevance. The operationalization of these principles is even more critical during this unparalleled time. This flyer provides tools and tips for
This publication provides comparable data on road traffic accidents in Europe, Canada and the United States. Data are organized by the nature of accident, and the number of persons killed or injured, by category or road user, age group and sex. As background data, figures on the number of road vehicles in use and vehicle-kilometers run by road vehicles are also provided along with estimates of
This study, commissioned by the Steering Committee of the Transport, Health and Environment PanEuropean Programme (THE PEP) through its Partnership on Jobs in Green and Healthy Transport, examines the economy-wide employment implications of an accelerated shift towards