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03 July 2019
Movin’On by Michelin sets the stage for the Mobility of the Future

IRF was pleased to partner and lead some of the sessions of the 2019 edition of the Movin’On Summit, the world summit on sustainable mobility. The successful third edition hosted about 5,000 visionaries from 44 countries between June 4 and 6, 2019, in Montreal, Canada and discussed new and actionable solutions to move from ambition to action. Gathering over 150 partners, the Movin’On Summit strengthens its position as a catalyst and mobilizer for sustainable mobility.

03 July 2019
Belt & Road: IRF to lead the Green & Sustainable Transport Committee

IRF was pleased to support again this year the World Transport Convention (WTC) organised by China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS) – am esteemed member or IRF - in Beijing on 13-16 June 13. WTC offered the background for the plenary session of The Belt & Road Transport Alliance (BRITA) during which IRF has signed agreement to lead the Green & Sustainable Development Committee.

03 July 2019
SuM4All discusses Global Road Map of Action and new priorities

Meeting in Leipzig in the margins of the ITF Summit, the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) Consortium tackled progress on the Global Road Map of Action, the first-ever attempt in the transport sector to provide structured guidance to achieve sustainable mobility, and to tailor programs of actions depending on country performance.

03 July 2019
A Private Sector Road Safety Coalition for Tanzania

The first meeting of the private sector road safety coalition for Tanzania led by Total and facilitated by IRF was hosted in Dar es Salaam in May. Attended by a highly-motivated and engaged group of private companies, the meeting mapped out priorities areas of intervention and defined a first set of actions to be implemented.

03 July 2019
IRF Foresight Sessions at PIARC World Congress

Abu Dhabi will be hosting the 26th World Road Congress of PIARC on 6-10 October 2019. IRF is organising one foresight session on road safety partnerships and another one on gender in transport together with World Bank and the International Transport Forum.

03 July 2019
World Road Statistics 2019 – Pre-Orders & Advertising Opportunities

The 56th edition of the annual World Road Statistics(WRS) will be released at the end of August 2019. Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities together with WRS pre-orders at discounted rates are now available. Associate your company name with high quality data and obtain global exposure to peers, potential clients and business partners!

03 July 2019
IRF at the 70th UN Working Party on Transport Statistics

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).

03 June 2019
IRF General Assembly elects Bill M. Halkias as IRF President

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.

27 May 2019
IRF hosts high-level debate on the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) at ITF Summit 2019

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.

02 April 2019
IRF at the 13th Session of the Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (CICPPP)

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.

02 April 2019
LEARN Project: Building capacity on data in Tanzania and Senegal

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.

02 April 2019
IRF and ASECAP strengthen collaboration and sign an MoU in Brussels

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.

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

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.

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