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Decade of Action on Road Safety 2021-2030

UNECE and partners release Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030

The launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 sets the ambitious target of preventing at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. To realize this vision, UNECE partnered with WHO and its sister UN Regional Commissions to develop a Global Plan for the Decade of Action…

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UNECE launches project to build countries’ capacities for the circular economy transition at Regional Policy Dialogue on Economic Cooperation

Today, a High-Level Regional Policy Dialogue kicked off the new capacity building project “Accelerating the Transition to Circular Economy in the UNECE Region” to help countries address challenges and harness opportunities in key areas, including traceability of supply chains, innovation-…

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Serbia pioneers National Policy Dialogue to strengthen Industrial Safety under UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

Today, Serbia became the first country in the pan-European region to launch a National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on Industrial Safety, supported by UNECE in the framework of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention). Since its accession to…

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Rapid response mechanism to protect environmental defenders established under the Aarhus Convention

A decision establishing a rapid response mechanism for the protection of environmental defenders was adopted by the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) at its…

Meeting Aarhus 22 Oct 2021

Governments and stakeholders strengthen commitment to environmental democracy for sustainable, inclusive and resilient development

This week nearly 450 participants from close to 50 countries attended the seventh and fourth sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters) and to its…

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UNECE and FIA join forces to digitalize procedures for the temporary import of private and commercial vehicles

The digitalization of the “carnet de passages en douane” – or “CPD” system –, which facilitates the temporary importation of private and commercial vehicles, is expected to greatly improve its efficiency, speed and transparency. Through enhanced data management, the…

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Optimizing financing for transboundary water cooperation and basin development worldwide: a way to accelerate progress on SDG 6

Global estimates for financing needs for water-related investments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water range from $6 .7 trillion by 2030 to $22.6 trillion by 2050, according to the OECD. Investments are needed not only to build new infrastructure but also to maintain and operate…

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New data sources can make censuses more efficient – UNECE issues guidelines to help maintain high quality

New Guidelines issued today by UNECE will support countries in maintaining high quality as they move towards using modern data sources in their censuses.

Knowing the number of people in a population, their distribution across the country, and their basic characteristics such as age, sex…

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Entrée en vigueur d’un règlement des Nations unies rendant obligatoire l’utilisation de "boîtes noires" dans les véhicules pour renforcer la sécurité routière

Comprendre les conditions des accidents de la route permet d'évaluer les performances des équipements de sécurité des véhicules, ce qui peut aider à améliorer ces systèmes pour renforcer la sécurité routière. Un nouveau règlement des Nations unies, entré en vigueur le 30 septembre 2021, va…

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UN Vehicle Regulation will increase road safety thanks to "Black-box" collecting information on crashes

Understanding the conditions of road crashes supports the assessment of how vehicles’ safety equipment performs, which can help to improve these systems to reinforce safety on the road. A new UN Regulation which entered into force on 30 September 2021 will introduce a major breakthrough in …