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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.

20 September 2018
Road safety community to convene in Marrakech for the 1st African Road Safety Forum

With the Decade of Action in its final stages, Morocco redoubles its efforts to ensure that road safety remains high on the agenda for the entire African Continent. Actively engaged in Africa since decades, IRF is pleased to support the 1st African Road Safety Forum being convened in Marrakech, Morocco on 13-15 November under the patronage of his Majesty King Mohammed VI.

20 September 2018
IRF India Chapter Seminar on “Environmental Protection and Safety during Construction”

The IRF India Chapter organized a Seminar on the theme of “Environmental Protection and Safety during Construction” at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 13th – 14th July 2018. The Seminar was a part of IRF’s relentless mission aimed at reducing the number of road fatalities and injuries caused by accidents in the country, a substantial part of which occurs, among others, during the construction of roads and highways.

20 September 2018
“Fast Tracking Road Safety – IRF IC & PHDCCI Programme’’

To showcase innovation and provide a platform to share the future of the mobility landscape, NITI Aayog hosted the first MOVE Summit 2018 in New Delhi on 7th & 8th September 2018. The initiative aimed at creating a public interest framework to revolutionize transport, in partnership with stakeholders from across the mobility and transportation sectors.

03 July 2018
IRF steering the WGs of the National ITS Committee in India

Following the creation of a National Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Committee by NITI Aayog in December 2018, three working groups have been created with the mission to formulate policy recommendations on education, legal aspects and innovation. IRF has entered into a Statement of Intent (SOI) with NITI Aayog, Govt. of India, to work towards a coherent national ITS policy and is accordingly now chairing the work of the three WGs. Eight pillars of priority action have now been identified and on-going pilots in the country are being reviewed.

03 July 2018
Supporting Road Safety Data Collection in EuroMed Region

Dr Cristian Gonzalez, Director IRF World Road Statistics, was in Athens on 8-10 May to share IRF’s expertise in data collection at a three-day regional workshop organised by the EuroMed Transport Support Project. The event offered a unique opportunity to share national, European and international experiences and best practices with road safety data and allow a regional exchange on setting up a road map for the follow up actions. The Workshop hosted 40 experts, of which 25 from EuroMed Partner countries.

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