Dangerous goods are subject to transport, workplace, storage, consumer and environment protection regulations, to prevent accidents to persons, property or the environment, to other goods or to the means of transport employed.
To ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations has developed mechanisms for the harmonization of hazard classification criteria and communication tools, and for transport conditions for all modes for transport. UNECE also administers regional agreements for effective implementation of these mechanisms for road, rail and inland waterways transport of dangerous goods.
Key areas of work
25 January 2021
The information about the GHS implementation worldwide has been updated and a new online form for submission of information is now available.
14 January 2021
Track version of ADR 2021 available for download
4 January 2021
ADR 2021 available for download
8 July 2020
New publications available for download:
- Model Regulations (Revision 21) in Arabic, Chinese and Russian
- Manual of Tests and Criteria (Revision 7) in Chinese and Russian
- GHS (Revision 8) in Arabic and Chinese
15 - 19 March
21 - 23 April