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List of Press Releases - 2018-7

New tool to help harness potential of data-driven decision making for improved road safety (20 February 2018)

Every year 1.25 million people are killed and around 50 million are injured in road traffic crashes, often seriously, making improving road safety among one of the most pressing health emergencies of our time. In this context, identifying specific road safety challenges and designing targeted ...
UNECE launches Team of Specialists to support action for sustainable fisheries (31 January 2018)

Overfishing and illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing (IUU) accounts for one-fourth of the fish resources in the oceans and cost a staggering USD 23 billion. As a result, future fish stocks are at risk of depletion, ocean biodiversity is impacted and the economic security of legitimate fishery ...
Accession of Qatar to UN TIR Convention will facilitate the movement of goods across borders (26 January 2018)

Qatar has become the 73rd Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, to facilitate trade and the seamless and secure movement of goods across its borders. Qatar’s accession is an important milestone for improving road and multimodal ...
UNECE supports modernization of seed-potato cultivation, quality control and certification in the Russian Federation and CIS (26 January 2018)

With the official opening of a modern in vitro laboratory for seed potato cultivation, quality control and virus elimination, at Shushari, near Sankt Petersburg, on 26 January, UNECE finalized a multiyear project financed by the Russian Federation that significantly raised the quality of seed ...
UNECE study highlights potential of rail for sustainable transport systems, but no “one size fits all” approach to railway reform (25 January 2018)

Rail can play an important role as part of sustainable transport systems, supporting enhanced connectivity within and between countries for the efficient movement of people and goods. While the proportion of transport by rail has been growing over recent years across many countries in the UNECE ...
2018 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development to foster exchange of experiences and solutions for SDG implementation in the UNECE region (25 January 2018)

The 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the most ambitious agenda ever adopted by the United Nations. It calls for collaborative action by all countries and all stakeholders to eradicate poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030. The vision is clear ...
Accession of State of Palestine to UN TIR Convention (03 January 2018)

The State of Palestine has become the 72nd Contracting Party to the United Nations’ TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, which facilitates trade and the secure movement of goods across borders. The TIR Convention (1975), which facilitates the transport of goods between ...