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Safety at core of new Framework to guide UN regulatory work on autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are expected to bring enormous benefits to society in terms of enhanced mobility and increased safety. However, these benefits will only materialise if autonomous technologies are introduced in a transparent manner and based on the best global expertise and international cooperation. This is essential to guarantee the highest levels of safety and social acceptance.

China blast highlights need to continuously improve industrial and chemical safety – solutions exist

A major accident at a chemical plant in China last week, which killed around 65 people and injured 94 more – with several dozen still unaccounted for – highlights the urgent need to strengthen measures to ensure safety for the transport of dangerous goods and industrial facilities.

New UN Convention will significantly speed up international rail travel for passengers, especially in Europe and Asia

Rail travel offers an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly means of transport, with significant untapped potential to support progress on a range of Sustainable Development Goals spanning from economic growth to climate action.

Countries adopt 2030 strategy for sustainable inland transport

Ministers of Transport and high-level officials from across the globe came to the Transport Week of the 81st plenary session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC), to debate on cutting-edge issues, including automation and digitalization in transport, and participate in the discussion of a comprehensive strategy to guide the future of inland transport into a safer, more sustainable future in line with th

Russian Federation announces contribution of USD 2 million to the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, bringing total pledges to USD 19 million

The Government of the Russian Federation has announced its decision to make a voluntary contribution of USD 2 million to the UN Road Safety Trust Fund, bringing total pledges to date to USD 19 million.