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
Slovenia accedes to the Agreement concerning the establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be fitted and/or be used on Wheeled Vehicles, of 1998 (map of contracting parties).
Egypt accedes to the Agreement concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, of 1958 (map of contracting parties).
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.
Vehicle Regulation by Agreements
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Latest Regulations / Rules updates
21/10/2014 - Annotated provisional agenda for the fifty-sixth session of the Working Party on Passive Safety (9-12 December 2014) (fre)
21/10/2014 - Annotated provisional agenda for the fifty-sixth session of the Working Party on Passive Safety (9-12 December 2014) (rus)
21/10/2014 - Annotated provisional agenda for the seventieth session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (13-16 January 2015)
17/10/2014, WP.29-164-03 - (Secretariat) Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/74 (Regulation No. 49) (eng)
17/10/2014, WP.29-164-07 - (European Union) Proposal for amendments to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/88 on theauthorization to conduct research and develop new regulationson environmental requirements for electric vehicles (eng)