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27 February 2018
MoU and Action Plan signed with the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Director Neil Pedersen signed last November in Delhi in the margins of the IRF World Road Meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kiran K. Kapila, Chairman of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, and Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director of the IRF International Road Federation's World Road Meeting in New Delhi, India. 

27 February 2018
Strengthening partnership with World Bank on SuM4All Initiative

With the signing of the Consortium Charter in Washington DC last January, IRF Geneva has formalised its involvement in the Sustainable Mobility for All Initiative (SuM4All). Led by the World Bank, the SuM4All is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to reshape the global mobility agenda through advocacy, action, and financing. SuM4All brings together a diverse and high-level group of stakeholders which includes: Multilateral Developments Banks, United Nations Agencies, Programs, and Regional Commissions, Bilateral donor organizations.

26 February 2018
IRF & Shell Collaboration on Road Safety / Awareness Programme in the Hazira Peninsula of India

In August 2017, International Road Federation (IRF) conceived and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shell Group of Companies for implementing a Road Safety and Awareness Programme in the Hazira Peninsula region of India. 

26 February 2018
Conspicuity for Tractor Trolleys in Uttar Pradesh Sugar Belt IRFs New Initiative jointly with Indian Potash Limited

Tractors, often with attached trolleys, are in most parts of India increasingly replacing other modes of rural transport of agricultural produce to primary markets. It is estimated that around 65% of farm produce arriving in primary markets is accounted for by Tractor Trolleys.

15 January 2018
Press Release: IRF strengthens partnership with World Bank on SuM4All Initiative

With the signing of the Consortium Charter last week in Washington DC, IRF Geneva has formalised its involvement in the Sustainable Mobility for All Initiative (SuM4All). Led by the World Bank, the SuM4All is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to reshape the global mobility agenda through advocacy, action, and financing. SuM4All brings together a diverse and high-level group of stakeholders which includes: Multilateral Developments Banks, United Nations Agencies, Programs, and Regional Commissions, Bilateral donor organizations.

19 December 2017
Article: Niti Aayog to form panel for 'intelligent system' to make road travel safer and faster

Niti Aayog will form a 17-member panel that will also comprise representatives from ministries, states and the industry to explore, study and suggest steps to bring in an intelligent transport system for roads, an official familiar with the development told Moneycontrol.

13 December 2017
Press Release: IRF wins prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award 2017

The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva & IRF India) has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2017 for its Enhanced First Aid Programme. The prize was handed over to the IRF Chairman, Mr Kiran Kapila and Mrs Susanna Zammataro, IRF Executive Director at a special ceremony held at The Savoy in London on Tuesday 12 December in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent.

24 November 2017
Press Release: Ministers reaffirm in Delhi their commitment to road safety

Organised by the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) the day before the official opening of the 18th edition of the IRF World Meeting, a Transport Ministers Forum was held in Delhi, India on 13th November 2017. Highlighting how rise in road accidents is increasing burden on healthcare in low and middle-income countries including India, Union health minister J P Nadda said about 48% of hospital beds in surgical wards are occupied by road traffic injury patients in these countries. 

19 September 2017
Asia Quenches its Thirst for Infrastructure

Last May, President Xi Jinping welcomed 28 heads of state and government to Beijing to celebrate the “Belt and Road” initiative, an ambitious plan in terms of infrastructure development, but also in terms of foreign policy. Launched in 2013 as “One belt, One road”, it involves China underwriting billions of dollars of infrastructure investment in countries along the old Silk Road linking it with Europe.

02 June 2017
EVONIK ROAD SAFETY AWARD 2017 – Submissions open until 30 June!

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. Building up on the success of the first edition last year, EVONIK will again select and award this year 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.

16 May 2017
IRF Geneva & partners launch a new knowledge repository on Road Safety

The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) - supporting global action aiming at halving the number of road death and injuries from road crashes by 2020 - releases today a new knowledge repository on road safety. The Global Transport Knowledge Practice (gTKP) hosts work produced by Project Group 1 and Project Group 2 of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC). The release is being made possible by work of many of the members of the UNRSC and support from the World Bank hosted Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and from RoadSafe UK.

12 May 2017
Press release - Launch of Drive Safe India initiative

In India, more than 11% of all fatalities from traffic accidents, or over 16,000 lives, involve commercial vehicles! This loss of life, and the accompanying damage to goods and property, has a huge human and financial cost to society and business. There is an urgent need to reduce, and eventually eliminate this unnecessary loss of life.

Shell, Michelin, AXA, and IRF Geneva have come together with a new initiative "Drive Safe India" (www.drivesafeindia.org) to improve all aspects of safety associated with transport of goods on Indian roads.

27 April 2017
Survey on sustainable highway construction

The International Road Federation Geneva Programme Centre (IRF Geneva) kindly invite all readers to participate to this survey about sustainable highway construction. Your insight on sustainability will be very helpful for this project.

28 February 2017
IRF Geneva Launches New Website for World Road Statistics! www.worldroadstatistics.org

The International Road Federation Geneva Programme Centre (IRF Geneva) has been publishing the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS), the most complete and authoritative source of data for the international road, traffic and inland transport sectors for over 50 years! 

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 International Road Federation (IRF) is an independent, non-profit federation with ECOSOC status at the United Nations, and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The IRF regularly holds training courses, seminars, workshops and other events to support the training needs of the sector; a good example being the Senior Road Executives (SRE) Program conducted jointly with the University of Birmingham.

03 August 2016
Press Release : Africa Regional Seminar and Workshop on Performance-Based Contracts for Roads

The International Road Federation (IRF) together with the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communications of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Road Fund Board of Tanzania, TANROADS, the Tanzania Transportation Technology Transfer Centre, the Tanzania Roads Association (TARA), the Association of South African National Road Agencies (ASANRA), the African Road Maintenance Fund Association (ARMFA), and the European Union organised the Africa Regional Seminar and Workshop on "Performance Based Contracts for Roads."

05 July 2016
The IRF World Road Statistics in The Atlantic and The New Yorker

The IRF World Road Statistics provided data on the African region for the development of two articles by two well- recognized magazines:

29 June 2016
IRF Geneva releases a new study on road maintenance in OIC countries

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.

09 May 2016
The Next Generation in the Roads and Mobility Sector

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.

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