UNRSF is playing a catalytic role in transforming investments for road safety and changing world views to understand how road safety transcends many other SDGs. In West Africa, 15 countries received support which ultimately resulted in the celebrated adoption of a single environmental used car standard with embedded important road safety requirements. In Brazil, the road traffic rule enforcement
The rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) networks has been observed worldwide in recent years. The experience of states operating these systems demonstrates that they are setting new standards of quality and contributing to the renaissance of railway as a mode of transport. The development of an HSR network in the TER region would significantly improve the competitiveness of rail,
The UNRSF 2020 Annual Report is now available.
The construction and maintenance of road infrastructure is an important area of most countries’ national economies, but also one of the least digitized sub-sectors. It suffers from the presence of systemic shortcomings including an insufficient level of cooperation, inadequate information management, and limited investment in technology, research and development. These shortcomings often result
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. One of the objectives of the Project is to improve the road network’s management. This report aims to provide TEM member countries with up-to-date information about how
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. In order to improve the road network’s management, the Project provides TEM member countries with benchmarking of the current capacities of asset management, with up-to-
The implementation of vehicle regulations related activities demonstrated that, through accession to and implementation of the 1998 Agreement, vehicles safety will be increased considerably. However, the main issue for many countries remains how to prepare for accession and implementation of this Agreement so that they can benefit from its provisions, ensuring that safer and less polluting
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
UN Vehicle Regulations for road safety: Cost-benefit methodology World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) – How It Works, How to Join It
Part of the WP.29, “How it works – How to join it” series, this publication introduces methodologies that are used to evaluate the socioeconomic utility of applying key UN Vehicle Regulations for improving road safety. It presents an overview of current global road safety and vehicle safety statistics, describes methodologies that are used for assessing the impact of vehicle regulations on
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
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
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.
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
The April 2020 marks the second anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF). The Fund is now financing 15 projects in 20 low- and middle-income countries to substantially reduce death and injuries from road crashes and to reduce economic losses resulting from these crashes.