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Transport

Introduction

We work to promote sustainable transport which is safe, clean and competitive, through the development of freight and personal mobility by inland transport modes, by improving traffic safety, environmental performance, energy efficiency, inland transport security and efficient service provision in the transport sector.

In Focus

International movement and connectivity are facing unprecedented challenges as an increasing number of countries around the world close their borders and impose travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To facilitate the work of transport operators and keep supply chains working as smoothly as possible, UNECE is launching an “Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19” which gathers all updated information regarding border crossing limitations worldwide. See also how TIR keeps the borders open.

In addition, with a need to track these unprecedented short-term impacts, timely statistics are crucial. Thus UNECE has also produced a wiki on relevant short-term transport statistics, arranged by country and topic.

Key areas of work

Highlights

Ukraine acceded to the Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (map of contracting parties).

Serbia acceded to the Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (map of contracting parties).

Norway ratified the Additional Protocol to the CMR concerning the electronic consignment note (e-CMR), 2008 (map of contracting parties).

Oman and Thailand acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 1968 (map of contracting parties).

Brunei Darussalam acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 1949 (map of contracting parties).

Sweden ratified the Additional Protocol to the CMR concerning the electronic consignment note (e-CMR), 2008 (map of contracting parties).

Liechtenstein acceded to eight road traffic and road signs and signals conventions and agreements (see the latest accessions of March 2020).

Pakistan acceded to the 1958 Vehicle Regulations agreement (map of contracting parties). 

Honduras acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 1968 (map of contracting parties) and Croatia acceded to the Convention on Road Traffic, of 1949 (map of contracting parties).

Uzbekistan acceded to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) (map of contracting parties) and to the Protocol amending article 1 (a), article 14 (1) and article 14 (3) (b) of the European Agreement of 30 September 1957 concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), of 28 October 1993 (map of contracting parties).

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