03 July 2019
A Private Sector Road Safety Coalition for Tanzania
03 July 2019
IRF Foresight Sessions at PIARC World Congress
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The International Road Federation was among the key stakeholders invited to attend the 70th UN Working Party on Transport Statistics, chaired by the United Nations Commission of Europe (UNECE), which took place at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12-14June 2019. A key focus was to continue the discussion surrounding the development of a global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Meeting in Costa Navarino (Greece) in the margins of the ASECAP Days, the General Assembly of the International Road Federation (IRF) has unanimously elected Mr Bill M. Halkias, PE, F.ASCE, F.ITE as new President of IRF. He takes over from Mr Kiran K. Kapila at the end of his third and final mandate as IRF Chairman.
H.E. Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey, opened with a keynote address the session on "The Belt & Road: Bridging the gaps for sustainable transport and growth in EurAsia" organised by the International Road Federation (IRF) on 22nd May 2019 at the ITF Summit 2019 in Leipzig. The panel included top representatives from the World Bank, BSEC, AIIB, IATA, Michelin and PwC and offered a deep dive into key topics surrounding the BRI.
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) was pleased to participate in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) 13th Session of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (CICPPP) from 25th to 27th March 2019 in Palais des Nations, Geneva.
LEARN is a joint initiative of the International Road Federation (Geneva) and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety made possible thanks to the support of the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme. The joint effort aims at enhancing the knowledge, skills and actions of a selected group of road safety professionals and stakeholders via hands-on trainings in two African countries: Tanzania and Senegal.
The 12th ASECAP Annual Road Safety Conference organised at the European Parliament in Brussels on 18th March set the scene for the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Road Federation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP) aiming at further strengthening the collaboration between the two organisations.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.