17 November 2016
COP22: IRF Geneva Releases a Manifesto on Climate Change Adaptation
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) supporting global action aiming at proactively combat the potential adverse impacts of climate change on transport has brought to the table of COP22 a Manifesto with key recommendations and action points on the issue of adaptation. Released this week in Marrakech, the document has gained the support of partner organisations from the sector beside the endorsement from IRF Geneva membership around the world.
09 September 2016
IRF Survey on Professional Training - Deadline 23 September 2016
We at the International Road Federation Geneva strongly believe that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a fundamental pillar of any system that aims at delivering safe, sustainable and efficient road networks and mobility.To this end, we are carrying out this survey to assess the training needs of the sector and tailor adequate responses to those needs.
The IRF World Road Statistics provided data on the African region for the development of two articles by two well- recognized magazines:
IRF Geneva has just completed a study "Enhancing Road Maintenance in the OIC Member States" to review road maintenance practices in the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The study formulates key recommendations for Governments of OIC Member States to implement.
People depend on roads and seamless mobility for their everyday life, that is, their economic and social activities. The current development practices draw critical global attention in the form of climate change, mass urbanization, energy demand, road safety, road finance and its impact on social and environment.
The UN General Assembly and its Member States have adopted on 15 April 2016 a resolution on "Improving global road safety". The resolution, which was tabled by the Government of the Russian Federation, was co-sponsored by 55 governments.
16 April 2016
Evonik launches Road Safety Award
For more than 50 years, Evonik – the inventor of MMA cold plastic road markings - has been at the forefront in efforts to improve road safety and disseminate best practices. This year EVONIK will for the first time select and award a public authority for its efforts in improving road safety. The winner of this award will be selected by an independent jury consisting of international road safety experts.
07 April 2016
IRF re-elects Kiran K. Kapila as Chairman
The General Assembly of the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva has unanimously re-elected Kiran K. Kapila to serve a third term as Chairman.
Intertraffic and IRF Geneva collaboration goes back a long way. The two entities have over the years successfully collaborated to develop productive and mutually-beneficial synergies. IRF Geneva will take the opportunity of this flagship event to convene its members for a GA and Board meeting.
26 January 2016
The 2015 edition of the IRF World Road Statistics is out!
Every year since 1964 the International Road Federation (IRF) publishes the World Road Statistics (WRS). The WRS are a unique and authoritative set of raw data compiled from over 200 primary sources (i.e. national statistics offices and Ministries) around the globe. The 2015 edition is now available.
Kiran K. Kapila, Chairman, IRF Geneva and Mr. Jean-Francois Corte, Secretary General, PIARC held discussions for various possible collaboration and cooperation in the areas of green road developments and road safety in the global context. The two major professional world bodies agreed to work together for the success of the 18th World Road Meeting (IRF) to be held in New Delhi, India in 2017.
25 January 2016
A year in review and plans for 2016
Dr Rahman gave the keynote address at the 26th World Congress of Traffic Medicine in Doha. He pointed out that at 2015, the midpoint of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, the situation with regards to the quality and availability of road related data and information remains worrisome, enforcement of traffic rules and laws remain weak.
Dr Rahman , IRF Geneva Director General discussed the role of ITS in improving the management and planning of road networks, in data collection, for developing evidence based interventions, speed management and better trauma care through timely care to accident victims during the golden hour.
IRF Geneva, together with the Multi-lateral Development Banks (MDBs), and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) organised a side event “Safe Infrastructure for All Users” during the Road Safety Ministerial in Brazil. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Transport of India presided over a very well attended side event.
12 November 2015
FIA Launches High Level Panel for Road Safety with support of UN
Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) launched today a High Level Panel for Road Safety at the United Nations premises in New York with the support of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which marks a major step forward in global road safety.
Dr. Rahman gave a keynote address at the 2015 International Conference of Le PréventionRoutièreInternationale (PRI) held in Abu Dhabi on 3-5 November, 2015. In his talk “A Road Map for Using ITS to Manage Road Safety,” Dr. Rahman highlighted the potential contributions of existing and emerging ITS technologies and applications in improving road safety and outlined a road map for implementing ITS.
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva), the Transport Planning and Research Institute of the Ministry of Transport of China (TPRI), and China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) will be hosting a major conference in the beautiful city of Chongqing, China on 20-22 September 2015.