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Road Safety Forum

The UNECE pioneered road safety activities in the United Nations system with the establishment of an Ad Hoc Working Group on the prevention of road accidents in 1950. In 1988, the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), an intergovernmental body, was established.

Today, WP.1 remains the only permanent body in the United Nations system that focuses on improving road safety (see road safety film). Its primary function is to serve as guardian of the United Nations legal instruments aimed at harmonizing traffic rules. More...


Saudi Arabia acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 8 November 1968 (map of contracting parties and Depositary Notification).

Kyrgzyzstan changes its distinguishing sign (depositary notification).

A new publication: "Together with UNECE on the road to safety" is now available to mark the mid-term review of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. It offers a comprehensive overview of specific activities and initiatives undertaken by UNECE Inland Transport Committee to address challenges faced by road safety community and covers in detail the work carried out under 11 ITC road safety goals.

The Republic of Moldova accedes to the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, of 8 November 1968 (map), the Protocol on Road Markings, additional to the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, 1973 (map) and the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, 1971 (map).

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