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Recognizing the vital importance of mobility and connectivity for sustainable economic development and taking stock of key challenges, UNECE has consolidated its work in this cross-cutting area to help countries leverage its tools to steer recovery efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Intelligent Transport Systems can unlock major benefits in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental performance for mobility and the movement of goods. But with the rapid pace of innovation, ensuring interoperability and harmonization of technological solutions between countries remains a key
Transport leaders from around the world have called for urgent and concerted action to address systemic vulnerabilities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused widespread disruption to transport connectivity and supply chains. Gathering for the 
From road and rail networks to ports, airports and inland waterways, critical transport resources are facing unprecedented threats from a climate which is already changing. Spain, for example, has just suffered the most powerful storms experienced in decades, destroying bridges, cutting off roads
The effects of climate change on transport — from compromised infrastructure, to reduced access and connectivity, to poor road safety and beyond — are already being felt in every region of the world.Improving the environmental performance of transport, in addition to improving accessibility,
Ministers of Transport and high-level officials from across the globe came to the Transport Week of the 81st plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), to debate on cutting-edge issues, including automation and digitalization in transport, and participate in the discussion of a
Rail travel offers an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly means of transport, with significant untapped potential to support progress on a range of Sustainable Development Goals spanning from economic growth to climate action. Global passenger rail travel is growing, with
Automation in transport, including “self-driving” autonomous vehicles, has the potential to improve the lives of billions of people and transform mobility as we know it. It could enable a safer, more efficient, accessible and ecological means of transport. It could also ultimately save billions
Inland Navigation has an important role to play to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Its advantages in terms of high safety level, efficiency in energy use and costs, as well as low emissions could offer key contributions to reducing transport and
Europe has managed to decouple the increase in motorization and death on roads in the last several decades, due to the strong embrace of road safety measures and their enforcement, coupled with uniform high safety regulations for cars and systematic education of drivers, according to a new study
The Minister of Transport of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Lina Shbeeb, called today for the global opening of the European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles engaged in International Road Transport (AETR).She made this call in a meeting with UNECE Executive Secretary Sven
The challenge of the transition to sustainable mobility and transport and the role UNECE Inland Transport Committee (ITC) can play in addressing it will be at the heart of the discussions of the 76th annual session of ITC. Senior government officials, international transport organizations, the
A photo exhibit depicting a journey along the 8,000 kilometre long E40 European Highway from Calais, France, to Ridder, in northeast Kazakhstan near the Russian and Chinese borders, will showcase how operational inland transport between Europe and Asia is becoming a reality. The exhibit will open
37 Transport Ministers and other high-level government representatives   signed on 26 February, 2013 in Geneva – on the occasion of the 75th jubilee session of the Inland Transport Committee serviced by UNECE -  a Joint Declaration that could pave the way towards negotiation of a unified railway
The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held its 75th jubilee session from 26 – 28 February 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.The opening of the session, on 26 February (morning), was conducted as a Ministerial Meeting, which was
On the occasion of the 75th Jubilee session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), a high-level Ministerial meeting was held on 26 February 2013. More than fifty Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other high-level officials from across
The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will celebrate its 75th jubilee session, from 26 –28 February 2013 in Geneva.  On Monday, 25 February, UNECE will host an international Conference on Road and Rail Financing. This pre-ITC conference
Geneva  The inland transport sector, which was heavily affected by the global economic downturn and the 12.2% contraction of world merchandise trade in 2009, has shown an encouraging increase in 2010. Road freight transport rose approximately 10%, after a 30% plunge in 2009. However,
Geneva  The challenges facing the transport sector and the role that UNECE can play in overcoming them will be at the heart of the discussions of the 73rd annual session of UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee (ITC) that will take place on 1-3 March 2011. The debates will gather
Geneva While we wait for the miracle that will solve the transport sector’s carbon footprint, transport experts agree that by implementing a combination of existing measures real progress can be made in the fight against global warming.During the annual session of the United Nations Economic