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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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