Skip to main content

Road Traffic Safety

Introduction

rs

The UNECE pioneered road safety activities in the United Nations system with the establishment of an Ad Hoc Working Group on the prevention of road accidents in 1950. In 1988, the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), an intergovernmental body, was established. The Working Party changed its name to “Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1)” in 2017.

 

Today, Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety remains the only permanent body in the United Nations system that focuses on improving road safety. Its primary function is to serve as guardian of the United Nations legal instruments aimed at harmonizing traffic rules. More...

Key areas of work

In focus

A brochure on the Resolution on the Deployment of Highly and Fully Automated Vehicles in Road Traffic has been issued.

> Website change

Our website has been migrated to a new platform. The access to meeting documents has changed:

> For 2021 meetings, use the "Meetings & Documents" entry menu on the left
> For meetings before 2021, use the "Meeting Documents before 2021 (ARCHIVE)" menu.