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22 June 2012
Geneva Programme Centre Staff Changes

Ms. Susanna Zammataro, current Deputy Director General of the International Road Federation (IRF), has been appointed as Acting Director General following the departure of Ms. Sibylle Rupprecht, IRF Geneva Director General.

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23 May 2012
Safe, sustainable mobility and Rio+20

We, the undersigned, are organizations working nationally and internationally to prevent road traffic injuries. Every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads. Nine in ten of these casualties occur in low-income and middle-income countries, where traffic levels are rapidly increasing. This is a human, economic and environmental disaster. And it is preventable.

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05 April 2012
IRF unveils RADaR, the intelligent solution for road accident data management

This year's Intertraffic Amsterdam exhibition saw a major new technology launch by the IRF Geneva Programme Centre and IRF India Chapter. A unique event 'Celebrating Achievement' provided a high-profile backdrop for the unveiling of RADaR, a pioneering new tablet application developed to facilitate the on-site collection of precise and scientific accident data, primarily by traffic police.

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02 April 2012
Dr. Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf honoured as IRF Personality of the Year 2011

At an emotional ceremony, packed with IRF friends and delegates from all over the world, and in the presence of H.E. Mahmoud Samy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Netherlands, the IRF Personality of the Year Award for 2011 was formally presented to Dr. Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf, the former Prime Minister of Egypt, on Wednesday 28th March.

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14 March 2012
Taming the Road

India reports the maximum deaths in road accidents. To reduce them, private companies must be given tax benefits to work on road safety projects, writes KK KAPILA.

India leads the world in road accidents, an area where it is far more desirable to be a laggard. India reports the highest number of deaths due to road accidents: in 2010, around 1.33 lakh people died while around 50 lakh people were injured in such accidents. Every day, 360 persons, the equivalent of a full load of a Jumbo jet, are killed in road accidents in India.

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11 November 2011
IRF seals cooperation on ITS Policy Development with EasyWay by signing Memorandum of Understanding

EasyWay and the International Road Federation (IRF)* have signed a key Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal recently held talks of enhanced cooperation in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Mrs. Sibylle Rupprecht, IRF Director General, and Mr. Ronald Adams, EasyWay Chairman, signed the MoU during the annual EasyWay Forum in Rome on Friday 11 November 2011.

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23 September 2011
Mobility in 2030 Workshop participants call for creating the Value Case for ITS

Addressing future challenges in preserving people's mobility and the role of smart technology as part of the solution was the topic for discussion during a joint IRF/ITS Netherlands Workshop on Mobility in 2030, held in Delft, the Netherlands, on Tuesday 20 September 2011.

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07 July 2011
2011 – 2012: IRF announces Road Safety as its first Biennial Focus Theme

The International Road Federation, Geneva, Switzerland, has launched a new series of biennial themes by declaring Road Safety as its key focus for the years 2011 – 2012.

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16 May 2011
IRF launches UN Decade of Action for Road Safety in Romania

During recent high-level meetings in Bucharest, Romania, the International Road Federation (IRF) organised a highly successful public launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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20 April 2011
IRF Geneva announces the Inaroad Award Winners

Geneva, 20 April 2011: The International Road Federation is proud to announce the winners of the first edition of the Innovation Award for Road Transport in Developing countries. This award recognises exemplary projects that have made real impact on transport in developing countries and rewards innovative, sustainable and good practices in this field.

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29 March 2011
IRF CONGRESS “INNOVATION IN ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE” TO FEATURE AS A KEY EVENT DURING RUSSIA TRANSPORT WEEK 2011

A major international congress devoted to Innovation in Road Infrastructure will be convened at the Holiday Inn Sokolniki in Moscow, Russia, from 22-24 November 2011.

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24 January 2011
Steering the Way to Greener Road Infrastructure

A landmark Policy Statement released today affirms the commitment of the International Road Federation (IRF) to the development of environmentally sustainable roads as an investment in the long­termprosperity of both planet and society.  

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31 May 2010
International Transport Forum 2010 meets in Leipzig around the theme Transport & Innovation

794 delegates from 52 countries gathered in Leipzig from 26 to 28 May 2010 to look into the challenges and opportunities for deploying the power and potential of innovation to improve the transport sector. The plenary sessions featured a number of prominent speakers, including Bertrand Piccard, Horst Köhler, Ian Goldin and Amar Bhidé, who inspired the audience with their enthusiasm and vision.

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31 May 2010
IRF participates in Second African Forum for Dialogue

The second annual African Forum for Dialogue was held in Geneva on 25th May 2010. This year's theme was "Peace and Security For Sustainable Development in Africa." The event was scheduled by the African Union to coincide with the celebration of Africa Day, and was convened only a few weeks before the opening of the 19th FIFA World Cup, hosted in Africa for the first time in history. In this respect, the choice of theme particularly highlighted the African Union's resolve to fulfil the African vision of peaceful co-existence, integration, prosperity and pro-activeness on the global scene.

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21 May 2010
IRF receives delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Communications

On Friday 21st May, IRF had the privilege of welcoming a distinguished delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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14 May 2010
Adriatic Region Infrastructure and Finance Summit

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, was the venue for the IRF supported Adriatic Region Infrastructure Investment & Finance Summit 2010, which was organised on 11-12 May 2010 on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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22 April 2010
Unprecedented success for 2010 Senior Road Executive Programme

Together with the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Birmingham (UK), IRF hosted a highly successful Senior Road Executive Programme from 12-24 April, 2010. This important international seminar gave participants a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experience, as well as enhance their technical, managerial and policy-making skills. In this respect, the course was designed to equip them with a solid grounding from which to implement improved road management and financing techniques, once back in their own countries.

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08 April 2010
IRF at Intertraffic 2010

This year, Intertraffic, the world's leading trade fair in the field of infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking, celebrated its 20th anniversary with its biggest ever show. Held in Amsterdam from 22-26 March, the event brought together over 800 exhibitors, from more than 40 countries, to showcase the latest industry trends and developments. Virtually the entire top 50 global concerns were in attendance.  Intertraffic 2010 also offered an even wider range of theme categories. In addition to its regular segments, the scope of the event was expanded to include two new sections, environment and cooperative systems.

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06 April 2010
Keynote presence of IRF at China National Forum

The 5th China National Forum on Innovative Highway Technology was convened in Beijing from 7-9 April. Organised by the China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) - a member of IRF - the theme for this year's forum was "Technical Innovation and Scientific Development on Roads".

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01 April 2010
BSEC Working Group on Transport meets in Istanbul

A meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Working Group on Transport took place on 24 March in Istanbul. It was attended by representatives from the Member States of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The Czech Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran attended as observers. A number of BSEC sectoral dialogue partners also participated, including the Black and Azov Seas Ports Association (BASPA), the Black Sea International Shipowners’ Association (BINSA), the Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers (BRASS), and the Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Area (BSEC-URTA). IRF and IRU were present as international partner organisations.

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