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06 March 2019
The IRF Africa Board meets in Addis Ababa to discuss priority actions

Composed of members from prominent African Institutions, multilateral development banks, key regional and sub-regional Institutions and stakeholders, the IRF Africa Board gathered on 20th February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for its second meeting. Chaired by IRF Chairman, Mr Kiran Kapila and coordinated by Mr Joseph Haule, IRF Coordinator in Africa, the meeting had as objectives to: 1. Map key on-going activities in Africa being staged by different stakeholders whether institutional or not 2. Identify priority areas for action 3. Discuss ways to boost coordination and collaboration 4. Agree on some concrete actions to be undertaken in short and medium term.

06 March 2019
Total Foundation to launch a road safety coalition in Tanzania

The nearing end of the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) calls on all of us to step up our efforts. The upcoming ministerial meeting, which will be hosted by Sweden in February 2020 and mark the start of a new decade, further offers the opportunity to renew our commitment by bringing to the table concrete action.

05 March 2019
IRF India hosts conference on trauma care during Indian road safety week

The International Road Federation – India Chapter, in association with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organisation and with support of Maruti Suzuki, ADB, FICCI and ASSOCHAM had organised a one-day Conference on “Trauma Care – a National Mission”, as part of the 30th Road Safety Week (February 4 – 10, 2019).

04 March 2019
IRF addresses automation in transport at UN Inland Transport Committee

Automation in transport was the theme of the high-level segment that opened the 81th session on the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva on 19th February. IRF was invited to share its view with the Ministers and 400 other representatives of governments and key transport stakeholders from over 70 countries present at the meeting. The HLS concluded with the adoption of a resolution on Enhancing Cooperation, Harmonisation and Integration in the Era of Transport Automation.

28 February 2019
IRF YP PROGRAMME UPDATE

The IRF Young Professionals are gearing up for a new programme of exciting projects and activities. We encourage everyone fulfilling the requirements and interested in joining the IRF YP Programme to apply.

18 December 2018
IRF Data Warehouse presented at the 1st African Road Safety Forum

The 1st African Road Safety Forum hosted in Marrakech, Morocco on 13-15 November offered the setting to present the IRF’s new data platform developed thanks to the support of the Total Foundation and as a contribution to Regional Road Safety Observatories. With a keynote address in the opening, a booth and several sessions hosted, IRF marked its presence and contribution to this successful Forum.

18 December 2018
Intermodal transport and logistics: UN Working Party meets in Geneva

On the 19th-21st of November, the International Road Federation participated in the Economic Commission for Europe’s Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics. In attendance was a wide range of diverse actors from around the globe, contributing to lively and informative discussions that will help to promote better and more efficient transport worldwide.

18 December 2018
IRF at the “International Conference on Road Safety and Mobility” in Abu Dhabi, UAE

IRF was delighted to join hands with the Emirati Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), the Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO) and la Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) for the traditional “International Conference on Road Safety and Mobility.” Focusing this year specifically on Pillar II of the Decade of Action the conference offered a great opportunity to exchange experiences from around the world.

18 December 2018
SuM4All launches engagement process on the GRA

Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) of which IRF is an active member has now made available the draft Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) for comments from countries, private sector representatives and other interested stakeholders. 

17 December 2018
Governance and Infrastructure for Smart and Connected Mobility

In a world of smart, connected and autonomous mobility what is the role that infrastructure plays and will play and how can it keep pace with the technological developments happening in the motor vehicles industry and the way people move overall? In such a rapid changing environment, what is the right governance model public authorities should adopt?

17 December 2018
Addressing the needs of Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable road users account for up to 70% of all road related fatalities and serious injuries. Yet infrastructure is often not designed and built to cater for their needs. The IRF and Qatar Traffic Transport and Traffic Safety Centre conducted a three-day international course in Doha to build capacity in this specific field.

17 December 2018
Low income countries account for only 3% of global road networks - A constraint for economic growth

0The IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) includes up-to-date information on the road and transport sector for over 200 countries and covers nine important road topics, one of which is road networks. An analysis of the road network data reveals that low income countries account for just 3% of global road networks. With such a small percentage of road networks, low income countries have limited economic growth potential.

17 December 2018
SaferAfrica Webinar Series: Road Safety Data Practices in Africa on 20 December

As a member of the SaferAfrica consortium, IRF took the lead and presented the first two of a series of webinars intended for anyone involved in African Road safety management, research and education. The third webinar will be staged on 20 December and will present results of the research carried out on road safety data practices in Africa.

17 December 2018
IRF at the International Traffic Safety Conference in Qatar

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for the State of Qatar, Qatar University and the Ministry of Interior Qatar together with IRF (Geneva) organized the International Traffic Safety Conference (ITSC) which took place on 26 and 27 November.

17 December 2018
An IRF Africa Board to foster collaboration and coordination on the continent

The International Road Federation is pleased to announce the creation of an IRF Africa Board, whose first meetingoccurred on the afternoon of 12th November 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The meeting took place with the backdrop of the events surrounding the 1st African Road Safety Forum,an insightful conference which brought together the international Road Safety community in Marrakesh from 13-15th November 2018.

17 December 2018
IRF at the 2nd UN Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships

The International Road Federation was among the key stakeholders invited to attend the 2nd UN Working Party on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), chaired by the United Nations Commission of Europe (UNECE), which took place at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20-21 November 2018. The primary focus was to continue the discussion surrounding how PPPs, and in particular the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), with its large infrastructure investments can best be used to promote the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

17 December 2018
Safe Roads, Safe Kids! Project presented at the FIA Foundation GA

Every year 186 300 children die from road traffic crashes around the world. That’s more than 500 children every day. Road traffic injury ranks among the top four causes of death for all children over the age of five years.

21 September 2018
PM Modi delivers his vision for the Future of Mobility in India

Under the leadership of Niti Aayog, India hosted in Delhi its first Global Mobility Summit on 7 & 8 September 2018. Addressing an impressive line-up of CEOs from all over the world, the Prime Minister of India, Mr Modi shared his vision for the future of mobility in the country. IRF was among the key transport stakeholders invited to share its expertise during the summit.

20 September 2018
Safe Roads Safe Kids Project: delivering a safe journey to school

Every year 186 300 children die from road traffic crashes around the world. That’s more than 500 children every day. Road traffic injury ranks among the top four causes of death for all children over the age of five years.

20 September 2018
IRF data 2018: Europe sees a decrease in road expenditure and road maintenance expenditure

The IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) 2018 edition has just been released. First analysis of the data on road expenditure and road maintenance expenditure in Europe shows a decrease of 11% and 8%, respectively, for the period of 2011 to 2016.

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