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.
IRF was among the key supporters of the 7th Africa Transportation Technology Transfer Conference held in Zimbabwe from 11th to 15th May 2015. The Conference Theme was “Mobilising Resources for Transport Infrastructural Development and Maintenance for Poverty Alleviation in Africa.”
IRF continues its work as Chair of the Pillar 2 “Safer Roads & Mobility” within the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC). The latter met in Geneva on 27 March to advance preparation of the Ministerial Meeting which will be hosted by Brazil next November.
Coinciding with the UN Global Road Safety Week, IRF and Roads Australia organized their first joint conference “IRF/RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia” on May 4-6 2015 in Sydney. Road safety was a key theme of the Conference, alongside innovation and value-for-money procurement and delivery of infrastructure.
Early March, the IRF organized a premiere event in Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The “IRF Road Safety Challenge for Africa: Accomplishing Targets of Road Safety in Accordance with Decade of Action Plan” gathered more than ten Ministerial delegations from the region demonstrating their support and the urge to boost Road Safety efforts in the region.
The 2015 General Assembly meeting took place in the margins of the IRF/RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia, on 3rd May. The meeting was the opportunity to review activities carried out and plan for the year to come. The IRF Board of Directors met also back to back with the GA to discuss strategic plans.
29 May 2015
IRF WRS: 51 Years of World Road Statistics
The International Road Federation (IRF) has been publishing the World Road Statistics (WRS) every year since 1964. The IRF WRS continue to be the only comprehensive, universal source of statistical data on inland transport and road infrastructure.
In the framework of our activities, we are actively looking into how countries deal with the prevention of collisions with animals on the road. Our main focus is on camels but we are also grateful and interested in receiving material about avoidance systems or other solutions for different types of animal.
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