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70th anniversary of the Inland Transport Committee

Transport Ministers from the UNECE region and beyond will gather for a Ministerial meeting on the “Past and Future of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee” in Geneva on 21 February 2017 to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Inland Transport Committee, take stock of its past contributions but also decide on its future mission until 2030 at a time of profound changes, challenges and opportunities globally. Save the date!

Cyprus acceded to the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, 1971 (map), the Protocol on Road Markings (map) and the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, 1968 (map).

China acceded to the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets, 1975 (TIR Convention) (map of contracting parties). With the accession of China, the TIR Convention has now seventy Contracting Parties.

Presentation: SDGs and the UN Transport Conventions under the purview of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this presentation outlines the work of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), with a particular focus on Road Safety and Border Crossing Facilitation, and its linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals.

On 1, June the opening celebrations for the the Gotthard Base Tunnel took place.  After seventeen years of construction the tunnel will provide the most efficient and sustainable method for transporting people and goods through the alps in history.

 

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