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.
06 July 2015
IRF launches the Young Professionals Programme
The International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva launched the IRF Young Professionals Programme (IRF-YPP) as a vehicle for involving students and young professionals in the IRF’s activities and events. The IRF – YPP was launched in Birmingham. The IRF YPP is a platform for the next generation of leaders and specialists in the road and mobility sectors to propose initiatives, share ideas and be engaged in the overall activities of IRF.
The Senior Road Executives Programme (SRE) run yearly by the University of Birmingham in association with the International Road Federation (IRF) has kicked off on June 22nd welcoming road executives from all over the world. More training will follow in September in the areas of Road Safety, Road Economics, and Rural Roads for Development.
The 63rd Plenary Conference of European Statisticians (CES) was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe UNECE at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 15-17 June 2015. IRF was represented by Dr. Cristian Gonzalez, Director of Statistics and Data.
06 July 2015
9th Edition of the IRF India Regional Conference
The 9th IRF Regional Conference on “Road Safety Initiatives: Status and Way Forward to be held in New Delhi, India on 5-6 October 2015 aims to take stock of the situation in States across the country and to build up a realistic agenda for further actions required to achieve the goals of the “UN Decade of Action”.
Strengthening national capacity in road safety management was the main objective of the Seminar held on 6-7 May 2015 in Algiers. Prof Sikdar from IRF India Chapter was among the experts invited to contribute to this important event for the country.
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva), the Transport Planning and Research Institute of the Ministry of Transport of China (TPRI), and the China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) will be hosting a major conference in the beautiful city of Chongqing, China on 20-22 September 2015. The call for abstracts is now open.