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Landlocked countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus to explore coordinated action on transport connectivity for COVID-19 recovery using UN support

Lockdowns, border closures and restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in Central Asia and the Caucasus, which already face significant economic challenges due to the lack of territorial access to the sea and higher transport and transit costs.

UN Road Safety Fund to support regulation of used vehicles in West and East Africa

The UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) is launching a project to regulate the export and import of used vehicles in West and East Africa, in countries such as Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire or Uganda .  The "Safer and cleaner used vehicles for Africa" initiative will put in place requirements to ensure that participating countries only receive quality used vehicles, helping to save lives of both car drivers and other road

Governments of Central Asia and the Caucasus call for strengthened cooperation on transport connectivity and use of UN instruments to accelerate COVID-19 recovery

Enhancing connectivity and ensuring sustainable and efficient functioning of international transport corridors is of paramount importance for the economic recovery of landlocked countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, especially during the COVID-19 crisis which caused serious disruptions of supply chains and mobility.