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World Bicycle Industry Association Joins United Nations Meeting on Transport

Industry- & Retail Organizations

GENEVA, Switzerland – The in January 2018 founded World Bicycle Industry Association (WBIA) has been invited to attend the 2019 session of the United Nations’ Inland Transport Committee (ITC). This meeting took place last week. The ITC is the highest policy-making body of the United Nations in the field of transport.

World Bicycle Industry Association Joins United Nations Meeting on Transport
World Bicycle Industry Association took part in last week’s United Nations’ Inland Transport Committee meeting. – Photo TIN News

In the course of the last 72 years, together with its subsidiary bodies, the United Nations’ Inland Transport Committee has provided an intergovernmental forum, where United Nations Member States come together to forge tools for economic cooperation and negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on Transport.

Long-term strategy

The 2019 edition was expected to mark a milestone in its history: the Committee decided on the adoption of its strategy until 2030. The main topics included in such a strategy were Road Safety governance and dynamics in the era of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, automation, Intelligent Transport Systems and digitalization.

Negotiate and adopt international legal instruments on transport

World-wide Industry representation

The delegation of the World Bicycle Industry Association that consisted of representatives from the Industry associations of Japan, US and Europe took part in the ITC meetings and had fruitful talks with the Transport experts of the United Nations. As a world-wide Industry representation, WBIA is committed to work closely with the United Nations’ policy makers to strengthen the development of the Bicycle, Pedal-Assist E-Bike and Parts & Accessories Industries at global levels.

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