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

21 March 2018

Story from UNECE

UNECE and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Geneva, on the occasion of the 76th session of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety.

Building on longstanding collaboration, the MoU will strengthen cooperation to encourage United Nations Member States to develop, accede to and/or to better implement the United Nations road safety legal instruments. Through the agreement, the two organizations will develop and implement joint initiatives and programmes relating to road safety management capacity-building, as well as the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. In particular, the agreement will support the creation of comprehensive policies concerning two wheeled powered vehicles which are a primary source of transport in low income and developing countries. This includes driver training, licensing, the standards of vehicle operation and helmet laws.

Dr.Rohit Baluja, President of IRTE said:

"As the centre of excellence in road safety in South and South-East Asia, the IRTE's College of Traffic Management will support the United Nations in the promotion of the UN road safety conventions through capacity building initiatives, aimed to reduce the burden of road crash injuries and fatalities in these regions, and in turn, contribute to meeting Sustainable Development Goals targets 3.6 and 11.2.''

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