On 14-15 December 2020, UNIDROIT participated in the second meeting of the Group of Experts established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the Permanent Identification of Railway Rolling Stock (PIRRS).
The Group of Experts was established upon recommendation of the Inland Transport Committee’s Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2). Its aim is to develop standards and recommendations for the practical implementation of the Unique Rail Vehicle Identification System (URVIS) in the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention, which should conform with current industry practice and anticipate technological and other advances in the future.
The meeting was attended by UNIDROIT Deputy Secretary General Professor Anna Veneziano and featured, among other, presentations by representatives of the Rail Working Group and of European railway associations.
-> For more information on the UNECE PIRRS see the documentation of the 2nd meeting and of the 1st meeting