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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Preventing Drink Driving in Africa is an e-book published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic
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
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