Information
  • Submitted by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Topic: Sustainable transport
  • Keywords: Road Traffic Safety; United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020
  • Location: Globally, regionally (Europe and Central Asia) and nationally
  • Date of completion: 2020
In Support of Rio+20 Future We Want
This initiative is in support of paragraph 132, 133 of the Rio+20 outcome document, the Future We Want
Deliverables & Resources
UN-ECE Road Safety Activities

Partner(s)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Description/achievement of initiative

Stabilization and reduction in the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by 2020. The UNECE’s goals for the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020 are: (1) to ensure the widest possible geographical coverage of United Nations Road Safety Conventions and Agreements; (2) to assist countries in the ECE region and beyond in implementing the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety; and (3) to make progress in stabilizing and reducing road traffic fatalities in the ECE region and beyond.

Implementation methodologies

We will achieve our commitment by promoting the accession to or greater consistency between United Nations Road Safety Conventions and Agreements, and regional/national laws (as relevant to respective countries); conducting analytical work which supports the development of legal instruments and explores emerging challenges that require governments to take common action; as well as providing technical assistance and capacity building to help countries better implement international transport legislation and also in their road safety endeavours generally. Detailed information may be found in our UNECE Plan to implement the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020 (http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2012/itc/ECE-TRANS-2012-4e.pdf) and corrigenda (http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2012/itc/ECE-TRANS-2012-4Corr1e.pdf and http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2012/itc/ECE-TRANS-2012-4Corr2e.pdf).

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Technical assistance and capacity building to help countries better implement international transport legislation and also in their road safety endeavors generally. 2020
Analytical work, which supports the development of legal instruments and explores emerging challenges that require governments to take common action. 2020
Promoting the accession to or greater consistency between United Nations Road Safety Conventions and Agreements, and regional/national laws (as relevant to respective countries). 2020
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Resources for technical assistance and capacity building need to be sought and secured through strategic partnerships and close cooperation with key stakeholders.
Staff / Technical expertise UNECE staff provides all regulatory, analytical and technical assistance work related to road safety and road transport.
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