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UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety visits South-East Asia to advocate for helmets and safe mobility for all

The goal of the mission of the Special Envoy, Mr. Jean Todt, is to advocate for more investment in safe and sustainable mobility in one of the regions most affected in the world by road crashes: South-East Asia.

UN/CEFACT develops a new international standard to improve tracking of goods across complex supply chains

In today’s globalized economy, goods move through complex supply chains and cross borders – often numerous times, which involves multifaceted interactions among a variety of suppliers and trade actors. The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have brought to light the challenges of supply chain disruptions. Through its UN/CEFACT Track and Trace Standard for Multi-Modal Transport, UNECE helps to shed light on the key question of “where are my goods?” This question arises frequently, as goods move along multiple steps in supply chains between the seller and the buyer. 

UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety in Athens to meet officials and support the first-ever UNHCR Road Safety Project in Greece

The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt, is in Athens on 26 and 27 September to meet several high-level officials in Greece such as the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizen Protection, the Minister of Infrastructure & Transports, the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs and the Secretary General for Transport Affairs.  

UNECE launches e-Learning platform on sustainable transport and trade connectivity 

Are you interested in learning how to promote policies to strive towards sustainable transport and better trade connectivity? Do you want to learn about the UN inland transport and trade facilitation legal instruments and standards? Do you want to increase your capacity, knowledge base and skills in sustainable transport and trade connectivity? If you replied yes to any of these questions, then explore the e-Learning courses on the LearnITC- The Inland Transport and Trade Connectivity e-Learning Platform that was launched today. 

UNECE and partners train 17 Sub-Saharan African Countries on the TIR/ eTIR and CMR /eCMR Conventions

UNECE teamed up with the Islamic Center for the Development of Trade (ICDT) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to organize a training workshop on International Road and Goods Transport Conventions for executives of the Ministries of Trade and Customs Administrations of 17 member countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-level Meeting raise US$ 15 million

More funding is still needed to scale up solutions to save lives and livelihoods worldwide 

The UN Road Safety Fund is proud to support the UN High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety and hosted its first pledging event on 30 June 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York. In total, 16 partners pledged over US$ 15 million to fund vital road safety projects in low- and middle-income countries during 2022-2025.  

Lethal roads are undermining the entire sustainable development agenda. The world must not miss its opportunity to change course

At what point do we cease to be alarmed by a shocking reality? Many of you may already be familiar with the following figures, from the last WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety (2018).

Every year 1.3 million people are killed and around 50 million injured on the world’s roads, often with lifelong consequences.

Or the fact that children and young people aged 5 to 29 are more likely to die as a result of a road traffic crash than from any disease or any other health risk. 

And what’s more, the situation is getting worse.

New UN Regulation harmonizes reverse warning sound of vehicles

A reverse warning sound is widely used to ensure safety of people around medium- and heavy-duty vehicles above 3.5 tonnes. However, until now, there has been no worldwide harmonized regulation for audible reverse warning. To reduce the risk of accidents with reversing vehicles, on the one hand, and complaints about their noisiness, on the other, a regulation for reverse warning sound has become necessary.