The Global Road Safety Film Festival took place in the Palais des Nations, in conjunction with the Committee’s Anniversary session. The Festival was organized by the Laser International Foundation, in partnership with the UN Road Safety Fund and contributed to raising awareness and promoting the visibility of the work of the Committee on road safety to specialized and general audiences. The award ceremony for the best films took place during the Ministerial lunch on 22 February 2022.
A high-level side event was organized by UNECE together with UNEP to explore the advantages and challenges of ensuring access for low- and middle-income countries to safer and cleaner used vehicles that contribute to the sustainable development of countries and cities around the world. The side event built on lessons learned from a successful United Nations Road Safety Fund project on used cars jointly implemented by UNEP and UNECE. The main benefits of safer, cleaner and more energy efficient used vehicles are improved road safety, reduced emissions (climate and air quality), improved fuel consumption, and costs savings (healthcare, rescue services, vehicle maintenance, fuel consumption, etc.). The side event contributed to a better understanding of the role of used vehicles in meeting national, regional and global goals, including those stemming from the Sustainable Development Goals, the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and its Global Plan of Action, and the Paris Climate Agreement.
UNECE, together with Austria and other countries will organize a high-level side event in the margins of the Anniversary session of the Inland Transport Committee. The topic of the Side Event was “Automation, Connectivity and E-Mobility”. The event intended to raise the profile of the work within UNECE on the new frameworks and regulations for automated/autonomous vehicles and their safe use in traffic.
A high-level side event was organized by UNECE, together with the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan during the eighty-fourth session of the Inland Transport Committee. The side event took stock of progress achieved through the Euro-Asian Transport Links (EATL) project and explored ways to enhance Euro-Asian transport connectivity in the future.