The UNECE Transport Division has been providing secretariat services to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) for more than 50 years. The World Forum has incorporated into its regulatory framework the technological innovations of vehicles to make them safer and more environmentally sound.
In addition to acting as secretariat to the World Forum, the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations section serves as the secretariat of the Administrative Committee for the coordination of work, and of the Administrative/Executives Committees of the three Agreements on vehicles administered by the World Forum.
Meetings, News and Events
News and Events
Egypt accedes to the Agreement concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, of 1958.
UNECE’s World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulation (WP.29) adopted, on 14 November 2012, three new UN Regulations that will significantly increase passenger safety, on the following subjects: Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Child Restraint Systems (CRS), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS). See UNECE press release, UE press release and more details.
The 5th International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference under the auspices of WP.29 has been hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and Environment Canada in Baltimore, Maryland, September 10-12, 2012. The conference brought together world leaders from governments, industry and NGOs to explore the opportunities for innovation and investment in clean transport. The agenda and conference information are available here.
Vehicle Regulation by Agreements
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Latest Regulations / Rules updates
06/12/2013 - Addendum to the provisional agenda for the seventy-sixth session of the Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (17-21 February 2014)
28/11/2013 - Addendum to the annotated provisional agenda for the sixty-eight session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (7-10 January 2014) (fre)
28/11/2013 - Addendum to the annotated provisional agenda for the sixty-eight session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (7-10 January 2014) (rus)
05/12/13 - Running order of the session
03/12/2013 - (European Commission, OICA) Draft Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (fre)
03/12/2013 - (European Commission, OICA) Draft Regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles (rus)