This brochure focuses on the automotive sector developments and governmental responses, as well as provides insights on the activities’ development performed by intergovernmental bodies of UNECE to enable assisted and automated driving as of September 2021. It further includes a short section aimed at providing clarity about various myths.
In April 2020, a UN Task Force was set up to develop recommendations for green and healthy sustainable transport to assist member States in the post COVID-19 recovery. Bringing together over 50 experts from member States, international institutions, academia, public transport operators and industry experts, the Task Force set up under the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme
International rail passenger transport is of fundamental importance to the movement of people across borders in the ECE region. Its central role was highlighted in Inland Transport Committee Resolution No. 264. The COVID-19 pandemic offers, beyond its negative economic impacts that remain to be recovered from, the opportunity to reconsider the role of rail transport in the ECE region and further
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
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
As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making rail freight more competitive: The coordinated development of the rail network with a focus on how to work together at the government and sectoral levels on the EATL” was held at the seventy-third session of the Working Party.Over 60 participants from national administrations,
As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making the railways of the future for the region” was held at the seventy-second session of the Working Party.Over 65 participants from national administrations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector discussed, over a number of sessions, the role of
This study on railway reform in the ECE Region looks at the history of railway reform within its member States and looks at how it has been implemented through a number of examples, highlighting that railway reform across the ECE region has taken different forms in terms of institutional structure, market participants and development of the sector.
The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments
This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets and the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.It
Download here the PDF version of this publication.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The current state of development of the world economy is characterized by sharp competition for spheres of influence in major commodity markets. Economic globalization leads to a rapid growth
Transport affects social, economic and environmental sustainability. Transport links markets and individuals, making regions more competitive and promoting individuals’ social and economic development.The transport system provides the individual with access to basic social services, such as health, food, education, employment and recreational activities. This requires the transport system to be
The second edition of the UNECE Transport Review, deals with border crossing faciliation issues. It was published in May 2009 on the occassion of the International Transport Forum which this year focuses on transport for a global economy. Contributors span a range of experts on border crossing facilitation issues, addressing the topic from different
The first edition (November 2008) of the Transport Review was dedicated to road safety. Thanks to prominent transport policy experts and well-known dignitaries in road traffic safety circles, the Road Safety edition of the Review contains a wide variety of articles on the many aspects of this important issue.Excerpt from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to Transport Review readers:“