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The information contained in this brochure on a Charter of Road Traffic Victims’ Rights which is the joint initiative of the WP.1 secretariat, the Institute for European Traffic Law and the Council of Bureaux was welcomed and supported by WP.1 at its eighty-second session in March 2021.
This brochure on the Prevailing Convention for the issue/use of Domestic Driving Permits (DDPs) and International Driving Permits (IDPs) was endorsed by WP.1 at its eighty-second session in March 2021.
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
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
While significant progress in improving road safety has been made in some countries in the last decade, the overall global results are far worse and changes are urgently needed to considerably reduce the number of global road fatalities and injuries. Road traffic injuries constitute the first cause of accidental death globally. Road traffic accidents are responsible for more than 1.3 million
Since the beginning of his mandate, the Special Envoy for Road Safety has been helping to mobilise sustained political commitment towards making road safety a priority; to advocate and raise awareness about the United Nations road safety legal instruments; to share established road safety good practices; and to generate adequate funding for advocacy efforts through strategic partnerships between
This brochure presents the Resolution on the Deployment of Highly and Fully Automated Vehicles in Road Traffic adopted by the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on 20 September 2018.Download here
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 accidentsSDG
Road safety is an important sustainable development goal, yet relatively underappreciated and greatly underfunded. Every year, more than 1.2 million people die and another 50 million are injured in road traffic accidents around the world. Approximately 90% of all road accidents occur in low- and middle-income countries.Recognizing the need to support member States in urgently and effectively
Road safety is an important sustainable development goal, yet relatively underappreciated and greatly underfunded. Every year, more than 1.2 million people die and another 50 million are injured in road traffic accidents around the world. Approximately 90% of all road accidents occur in low- and middle-income countries.Recognizing the need to support member States in urgently and effectively
This report presents the results of the project Safe Future Inland Transport Systems (SafeFITS), which aims to develop a robust road safety decision-making tool to support the most appropriate road safety policies and measures to achieve tangible results. The SafeFITS tool is composed of three complementary modules:  Intervention analysis: allows the user to examine the effects of single
Every year, as a consequence of road traffic crashes, more than 1.2 million people are killed globally, while another 50 million are injured. Approximately 90% of all road crashes occur in low- and middle-income countries.Even though road safety is an important sustainable development issue, it is yet relatively underappreciated and greatly underfunded. Recognizing the need to support Member
The brochure on International Driving Permit Categories recommends reconciliations of the differences between the International Driving Permit categories in the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic and the corresponding definition for the same symbol in the EU Driving Licence Directive (2006/126/EC of 20
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
Border inefficiencies are estimated to cost twice the amount of tariffs, while the removal of those inefficiencies could increase global trade by as much as US$ 1 trillion and create as many as 21 million jobs worldwide. Even though border crossing issues vary from
Cutting road traffic deaths and injuries in half by 2020Download the publication hereThe world has been paying serious attention to road safety since 2003, following a United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the rapid global increase in road traffic deaths, injuries and disabilities. With roughly 1.
Preventing Drink Driving in Africa is an e-book published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) and is
The UNECE and the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP) have partnered to create an e-book on "Regional Perspectives on preventing alcohol-related road crashes involving vulnerable road users". It comprises the complete findings first presented in
This document presents the UNECE's Action Plan for the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020). This Plan is directly aligned with the UN Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. It aims to achieve the UNECE’s overall road safety goals by addressing priority areas of work as well as by implementing the ongoing and future initiatives in the UNECE region and beyond. Free