IRF Press Release
The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva & IRF India) has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2017 for its Enhanced First Aid Programme. The prize was handed over to the IRF Chairman, Mr Kiran Kapila and Mrs Susanna Zammataro, IRF Executive Director at a special ceremony held at The Savoy in London on Tuesday 12 December in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent.
Organised by the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) the day before the official opening of the 18th edition of the IRF World Meeting, a Transport Ministers Forum was held in Delhi, India on 13th November 2017. Highlighting how rise in road accidents is increasing burden on healthcare in low and middle-income countries including India, Union health minister J P Nadda said about 48% of hospital beds in surgical wards are occupied by road traffic injury patients in these countries.
The National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog) and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 21 September 2017, to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
The International Road Federation (IRF) together with the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communications of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Road Fund Board of Tanzania, TANROADS, the Tanzania Transportation Technology Transfer Centre, the Tanzania Roads Association (TARA), the Association of South African National Road Agencies (ASANRA), the African Road Maintenance Fund Association (ARMFA), and the European Union organised the Africa Regional Seminar and Workshop on "Performance Based Contracts for Roads."
IRF Geneva has just completed a study "Enhancing Road Maintenance in the OIC Member States" to review road maintenance practices in the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The study formulates key recommendations for Governments of OIC Member States to implement.
07 April 2016
IRF re-elects Kiran K. Kapila as Chairman
15 July 2015
IRF launches the Young Professionals Programme
The International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva reaches out to the young generations by launching today – during SRE Course in Birmingham - the IRF Young Professionals Programme (IRF YP). The IRF YP 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.
With the IRF Road Safety Challenge launched in Addis Ababa last week, IRF reiterates its strong commitment towards making the recommendations for the Decade of Action a reality worldwide. In its commitment to act as a catalyst in raising awareness and in promoting immediate practical actions, IRF has brought together Ministers from all over Africa under the auspices of the African Union, the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). An IRF Africa Chapter under the request and support from the Ministers present, commits to coordinate and boost the efforts in the region.
09 December 2014
COP 20 Lima: IRF Greening the Road to Paris
Negotiations currently taking place at COP 20 in Lima are an important step on the "Road to Paris" (COP 21), where a new global climate agreement will be negotiated. IRF Geneva reiterates its commitment towards making sustainable transport a reality by releasing today three new Case Studies providing tangible, pragmatic solutions. It’s our contribution to the global effort aiming at tracking the sustainability of the transport sector. Together with other partners and organizations, we are working to ensure that transport becomes an integral and important part of the post-2015 development agenda.
Road industry leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will descend on Sydney in May 2015 for the first ever joint regional conference hosted by the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Roads Australia (RA).
The Executive Committee and the Board of IRF at their annual Statutory Meeting held in Paris on 16th April 2014 have firmed up the venue and dates of the next IRF World Meeting. This major event will be held at New Delhi, the capital of India from 14-17 November 2017.
Fleet Forum and the International Road Federation, Geneva Programme Centre have entered into a three year agreement to conduct training courses and workshops on Fleet Management.
06 January 2014
Gearing up for Greener Road Infrastructure
IRF reiterates its commitment towards making sustainable transport a reality by releasing a new publication that looks at tangible solutions for each of the stages in the life-cycle of road infrastructure. The publication “Moving Towards Green Road Infrastructure: Case Studies and Lessons Learned” is the result of the IRF Environment Committee’s long standing capacity to act as a catalyst in raising awareness, promoting immediate practical action, and inspiring further innovation throughout the sector.
At the occasion of the 67th meeting of UNECE Working Party 1 on Road Traffic Safety on 4-6 December in New Delhi, IRU and IRF will jointly launch the dissemination of informative safety cards in Hindi. These cards provide tips and guidelines for truck drivers to ensure a safe and comfortable journey, explain the risks of using mobile phones while driving and outline how to respond in accident or emergency situations to save lives.
26 August 2013
IRF welcomes new Director General of Geneva Programme Center
IRF announces the appointment of Mr. Ian Webb as Director General of IRF Geneva Programme Center. Mr. Ian Webb’s six month tenure as Director General commenced on 22 August 2013. I am confident that Mr. Ian Webb will be an invaluable asset in facilitating and guiding the transition of IRF Geneva Programme Center that was started in 2012.
09 July 2013
IRF welcomes TRL as a corporate member
TRL, the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, has joined the International Road Federation (IRF), the leading professional association that brings together public, private and academic domain in the road sector. Joining a global network of road operators and authorities, universities, national road associations, construction companies, engineering bureaus and transport consultants, TRL will take part in IRF's global mission to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all.
21 March 2013
Kiran K. Kapila re-elected Chair of IRF Geneva
The General Assembly of IRF Geneva has unanimously re-elected Kiran K. Kapila to serve a second term as Chair.
Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, in the context of a high-level IRF Regional Conference focusing on North Africa and the Mediterranean, the Executive Committee and General Assembly paid tribute to Mr. Kapila's achievement in steering the Federation through a long process of streamlining and transition to emerge both strengthened and better equipped to address the new challenges of the road sector in a rapidly changing world.
23 October 2012
IRF launches Vienna Manifesto on ITS
While sustainable mobility is recognised as one of the keys to social and economic development, our roads are becoming increasingly congested, road transport has negative environmental impacts and more and more cars need to be accommodated.
According to the International Road Federation (IRF), a pivotal response to this dilemma lies in the increased deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). These have the demonstrated ability to improve the efficiency, safety and quality of mobility.
27 September 2012
IRF launches 49th edition of annual World Road Statistics
Since the first edition in 1964, IRF annually produces the largest compilation of road statistics in the world. This year's edition includes data from over 200 countries, collected from primary statistical sources worldwide. The World Road Statistics or WRS in short, are the leading reference source for road industry leaders, analysts and international organisations.