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Inland Transport Committee

Introduction

The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) is the UN platform for inland transport to help efficiently address global and regional needs in inland transport. In the course of the last 72 years, together with its subsidiary bodies, the ITC has provided an  intergovernmental forum, where UNECE and United Nations Member States come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on inland transport.

These legal instruments are considered indispensable for developing efficient, harmonized and integrated, safe and sustainable inland transport systems.

In Focus

Adoption of ITC Recommendations to improve road safety systematically

Governments adopted the “ITC Recommendations for Enhancing National Road Safety Systems” at the 82nd session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) (Geneva, 25-28 February 2020). The Recommendations can be found here. ITC is the United Nations’ regulatory platform in the field of inland transport.

The Recommendations form a universal road safety blueprint that can be applied in any country’s national road safety system, helping to identify and address key gaps with specific and interconnected actions across areas to be taken by different actors. They are founded on the success of today’s best performers in road safety and draw on the experience of the aviation and maritime sectors in effective safety management. The adoption decision entered into force on 1 April 2020.

Highlights

The 82nd Inland Transport Committee was held from 25 to 28 February 2020. During this week, Member States/Contracting Parties and transport leaders from strategic partners forged common solutions, shared region and country-specific challenges from around the world in the implementation of existing, and the development of new, UN Conventions, and took strategic decisions on cutting-edge areas such as road safety, autonomous vehicles and transport digitalization.

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The four last ITC Annual Reports are available here: 2019, 201820172015.