(December 2018) Note: A revised publication is being prepared to take into account developments within WP.29 since 2012 (adoption of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, Amendment of the mandate and internal regulations, proposed amendment to the 1997 Agreement, adoption of new resolutions, adoption of new United Nations rules to be annexed to the 1997 Agreement and new structure of the subsidiary bodies of the WP.29 This publication provides a comprehensive overview of WP.29, from a brief history, from its inception as a Regional Forum to its recent transformation into a World Forum. The main objective of this document is to present the organizational structure and operational process of WP.29 and its subsidiary bodies, as well as their relationship with specific multinational agreements within the framework of the United Nations. It also outlines the three main EEC-UN agreements on vehicle regulations:1. Agreement on the adoption of uniform technical rules for wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts that can be mounted and/or used on wheeled vehicles, and on the conditions for mutual recognition of authorisations issued on the basis of these on 20 October 20 Regulations adopted in Geneva on 16 October 1995 came into force on 16 October 1995E/EEC/EEC/324 – E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.2 – October 1995 – E,F,R- The annex of the agreement are 128 regulations – E,F,R- Full information on the status of the agreement and the application of the EEC-UN regulations by its contracting parties, trans/WP.29/343/Rev.20 also available at www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs.html2. The agreement on the establishment of comprehensive technical rules for wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts that can be mounted and/or used on wheeled vehicles was implemented on 25 June 1998 at GenfECE/TRANS/132Global Registry: ECE/TRANS/180 – Add1-12 www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29glob.html3. Agreement on the adoption of uniform conditions for periodic technical inspections of wheeled vehicles and mutual recognition of these inspections, 13 November 1997 in ViennaECE/RCTE/CONF/4 – Add.1/Rev.1 – Rule 1-2Autose: www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp291997.html © UN publications in 2012The information contained in this document reflects the situation at the end of May 2012.