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UNECE and CETMO to strengthen cooperation to boost intermodal transport in Western Mediterranean

Efficient and interconnected transport corridors integrating all transport modes (so-called “intermodal transport”, smoothly integrating sea, rail, road and air) are key to facilitate commercial exchanges and movements of people in a safe, efficient and sustainable way, thus fostering economic activity and sustainable development.

Georgia should continue implementing comprehensive road safety actions, finds new UN report

Despite significant efforts in recent years with the adaption of national action plans, the state of road safety in Georgia remains worrying, with the number of road accidents and fatalities more than twice as high as the EU average.  With a fatality rate of 15.6/100,000 inhabitants in 2016, or almost two fatal accidents per day, traffic accidents are firmly placed in the top five causes of death in Georgia.

Ministers call for accrued efforts to embrace the full potential of Inland Navigation for sustainable development

Inland Navigation has an important role to play to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Its advantages in terms of high safety level, efficiency in energy use and costs, as well as low emissions could offer key contributions to reducing transport and logistics costs, as well as congestions on the road, if countries use them to their full potential.

UNECE and the Institute of Road Traffic Education sign MoU to leverage impact of UN road safety conventions

Every year 1.25 million people are killed and up to 50 million are injured in road traffic accidents, making it one of the most pressing health emergencies of our time. Every day 500 children lose their lives because of road accidents. It is the leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 29 and the eighth leading cause of death globally.