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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...

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Depositary notification: proposal of amendments to articles 8 and 39 of the Convention on Road Traffic, Vienna, 8 November 1968.

Regional road safety capacity building workshop will be held on 15-16 October in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. More information here.

The Road Safety Treaty Day was held on 5 June 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City. More information here.

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