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List of Press Releases - 2017-7

Computerization of the TIR customs transit procedure to enhance efficiency and transparency of global transport of goods (06 October 2017)

The computerization of the customs transit procedure under the TIR Convention will boost international transport and trade by improving the efficiency and security of customs procedures through enhanced data management. The full transition to an electronic TIR customs transit procedure will be ...
Latest “Blue Book” provides up to date information on European inland waterway network (05 October 2017)

Inland waterways such as rivers, lakes and coastal routes can provide a sustainable complement to the shipping of goods by road and rail.  Transport by water is beneficial in terms of improving safety and reducing congestion, and offers lower energy consumption and better environmental ...
New measures to facilitate global access to UN vehicle regulations on safety and environmental performance (12 September 2017)

Many countries around the world currently apply no UN vehicle regulations, often resulting in the absence of minimum safety and environmental performance requirements. The World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) developed the latest changes (Revision 3) to the 1958 Agreement, ...
European countries implement new procedure improving measurement of vehicle fuel consumption and emissions (31 August 2017)

As of 1 September 2017, consumers in Europe will benefit from more accurate information on vehicle fuel consumption and emissions thanks to the entry into force of a new standard testing procedure (the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure, or WLTP). A Global Technical Regulation on ...
Good governance is key to increasing Road Safety UN Says (10 May 2017)

UNECE, together with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt commemorated the beginning of the Fourth Global Road Safety Week by holding a high-level roundtable on 8 May to discuss the impact good governance can have on road safety. Every year 1.25 million people ...
Ministers from Europe and Beyond Sign Resolution to Support Inland Transport Committee (24 February 2017)

Transport ministers from across Europe and the Globe came together at the 70th anniversary session of UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee (ITC) to sign a ministerial resolution, which not only recognizes the 70 years of accomplishments of ITC but also commits to continuing to support the Committee ...
Awards of 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival raise awareness about the fatal consequences of drink driving and distracted driving (21 February 2017)

UNECE and Life announced today the winners of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival. Among the top three winners were a film about drink driving, and two films about distracted driving. The winner of the Gran Prix Prize, “Reflections from Inside Dawn” produced by NGO “We save lives” ...