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List of Press Releases - 2014-9

UNECE Adopts New Test to make cars more Pedestrian Friendly  (09 July 2014)

Serious and fatal injuries from car accidents involving pedestrians will be dramatically reduced making walking and cycling safer as a result of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopting a new impact testing method for automakers.  Embracing the latest technological ...
TIR Executive Board takes note of last minute decision by the Russian Customs to extend the use of TIR Carnets until 30 November 2014  (01 July 2014)

The TIR Executive Board (TIRExB) held its 59th session on 30 June and 1 July 2014, just hours before the announced termination of the guarantee agreement between the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS) and the national TIR guarantor (ASMAP). The restrictions placed by FCS on ...
Contracting Parties to the TIR Convention urge the Russian Federation to lift restrictions on the TIR Convention (16 June 2014)

The Administrative Committee of the TIR Convention held an extraordinary high-level session on 12 June 2014. The high level delegations of ministries of Finance, ministries of Transport, national Customs authorities, and diplomatic representatives of some Contracting Parties came together to ...
UNECE and Partners Launch initiative to save lives at Level Crossings (03 June 2014)

Millions of near misses and over 6,000 deaths occur each year in the world at level crossings – where a road and railway tracks intersect. To raise awareness of this issue, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and partners have produced a film highlighting the dangers and ...
UNECE adopts more accurate fuel efficiency and CO2 test for new cars (WLTP) (12 March 2014)

When buying a new car, customers will have a better understanding of the fuel consumption of the vehicle thanks to a new standard testing method agreed to at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. The test cycle of the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Test Procedures ...
UNECE endorses new global code of practice for packing of containers (CTU Code) (27 February 2014)

Today the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) moved to protect the lives and safety of both workers and the general public by endorsing a new global code of practice for the handling and packing of shipping containers for transportation by sea and land.  According to the ...
Jordan calls for global opening of the European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles engaged in International Road Transport  (26 February 2014)

The Minister of Transport of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Lina Shbeeb, called today for the global opening of the European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles engaged in International Road Transport (AETR). She made this call in a meeting with UNECE Executive Secretary Sven ...
Inland Transport Committee to discuss the transformational changes needed to achieve inclusive and sustainable transport and mobility (20 February 2014)

The challenge of the transition to sustainable mobility and transport and the role UNECE Inland Transport Committee (ITC) can play in addressing it will be at the heart of the discussions of the 76th annual session of ITC. Senior government officials, international transport organizations, the ...
UNECE to present photo exhibit “E 40 – Image of the Road” during the 76th session of its Inland Transport Committee (14 February 2014)

A photo exhibit depicting a journey along the 8,000 kilometre long E40 European Highway from Calais, France, to Ridder, in northeast Kazakhstan near the Russian and Chinese borders, will showcase how operational inland transport between Europe and Asia is becoming a reality. The exhibit will open ...

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