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21 November 2012
7th IRF Regional Conference: Road Safety in Urban and Rural Roads

The latest in the highly successful series of Regional Conferences on Road Safety organised by IRF's India Chapter was held at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on 1-2 November. Following previous gatherings devoted to Design, Construction & Operation of Roads, Mobility & Safety in Road Transport, Accident Prevention, Institutional Arrangements for the Reduction of Road Fatalities and a Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan for India, this year's event provided a high-level, international platform for addressing a comprehensive range of issues relating to Road Safety on Urban and Rural Roads.

21 November 2012
IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety marks its first year of progress

The IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety held its first anniversary meeting on Wednesday 31st October in the fringes of the 7th IRF Regional Conference in Delhi. The 30 members present were happy to report a year of steady and very encouraging progress since the initiative was launched in the same city almost exactly a year earlier.

21 November 2012
IRF puts forward policy recommendations in Vienna Manifesto on ITS

From 22-26 October 2012, the city of Vienna, Austria staged the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The Congress was organised by the European ITS Association ERTICO and local host the Austrian Ministry of Transport. The IRF was prominently present in Vienna with a number of activities: IRF Washington promoted the 2013 IRF World Meeting with an exhibition booth, and IRF Geneva used the occasion of the World Congress and its first Ministerial Round Table on ITS to launch the IRF Vienna Manifesto on ITS.

21 November 2012
Launch of IRF Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans

Under the auspices of its Group of Experts on Road Safety, IRF has launched a set of comprehensive Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans. The Guidelines are designed to guide and provide practical, proven advice to municipal authorities as they strive to make their communities safer through the creation and implementation of road safety master plans.

21 November 2012
IRF addresses Balkan Transport Ministers at first Conference on Motorway PPPs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) organised a First Balkans Ministerial Conference on Motorway PPPs  on 12-13 November 2012 in Motovun, Croatia. Mrs. Caroline Visser, Deputy Director General and PPP expert of IRF Geneva, was invited to take part in the conference and to address the high level audience. Three ministers from the region were attending the conference, as well as some 35 high level industry and consultancy representatives. The meeting was sponsored by the Swiss Confederation.

21 November 2012
IRF fosters dialogue with the European Commission on Green Public Procurement

IRF Geneva enhanced the discussion on green public procurement (GPP) in road infrastructure by convening in Brussels a meeting with the European Commission. Hosted at Michelin EU Office, the meeting - held on 20 November - brought to the table beside IRF members a number of other stakeholders from the sector.

21 November 2012
Prominent IRF presence at 16th Meeting of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

IRF Geneva continues to play a pivotal role within United Road Safety Collaboration, notably chairing the influential Pillar 2 Project Group dedicated to Safer Roads and Mobility.
It was prominently represented at the 16th Meeting of the Collaboration, convened on 15-16 November in the Executive Board Room of the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva.


17 October 2012
First Anniversary Meeting of the IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety

The next meeting of the IRF Group of Experts will be held in New Delhi India on 31 October, to coincide with the major IRF Regional Conference: Enhancing Road Safety in Urban and Rural Areas (1-2 November)

17 October 2012
IRF discusses green procurement at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF)

Opened by the Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the 2nd Global Green Growth Forum took place on 8-9 October.Speaking at the session on procurement and private finance initiatives, Susanna Zammataro, Acting Director General at IRF Geneva, called for political leadership in order to create an enabling framework for businesses to act.

17 October 2012
IRF Geneva and Birmingham University renew collaboration on SRE

IRF and the University of Birmingham have a long standing collaboration on the Senior Road Executive Course. Prof. H. Evdorides and Prof. M. Burrow visited last week IRF Geneva to renew the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations and the collaboration on the SRE course as well as a new set of training courses soon to be launched.

17 October 2012
IRF @ UNECE workshop on Urban Transport and Mobility

Acting Director General, Susanna Zammataro accompanied by Sevinç Yaman, represented IRF at a high-level workshop on “Urban Transport and Mobility” held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. The workshop was convened by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in the context of the 25th Session of its Working Party on Transport Trends and Economics’ (WP.5).

17 October 2012
Measuring Investments in Transport Infrastructure: Manual of Best Practices

A 2nd meeting of the Task Force on Measuring Investments in Transport Infrastructure was organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD in Paris on 10th October. IRF Geneva is actively represented on the task force by its statistics & data specialist, Cristian Gonzalez, who has been invited to contribute a chapter in the manual devoted to economic analysis at micro-level in transport infrastructure.

11 September 2012
IRF to Host a major road safety conference in New Delhi

On 1 and 2 November 2012, the International Road Federation's India Chapter will organize the 7th IRF Regional Conference on Road Safety in Urban and Rural Roads. To be held in New Delhi, the conference aims to share knowledge, raise awareness, and propagate best practices in road safety.

11 September 2012
IRF Promoting Road Safety in Central Asia

On 3 October 2012, the IRF and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will jointly hold the "Workshop on Road Safety in the SPECA Region". The workshop, to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, aims to promote the international agreements and best practices related to road safety and support the overall implementation of the UN's Decade of Action on Road Safety Action Plan in the SPECA region. Kazakhstan is recognized as a leader in the SPECA region in the field of transport and we are excited to have the opportunity to organize this important event there.

11 September 2012
New IRF Road Safety Bulletin: Call for Articles

The second IRF Road Safety Bulletin is scheduled for release on December 3. Following up on the initial Road Safety Bulletin in early 2011, this edition is dedicated to four core themes: Engineering Measures for Infrastructure Safety - Road Safety Education & Training for Sector Professionals - Work Zone Safety - Intelligent Transport Systems and Road Safety Enforcement.

11 September 2012
IRF's Road Safety Group of Experts Moving Forward

Building on the three launch events held in late 2011, the IRF Road Safety Group of Experts held its first formal meeting in March in Amsterdam. On the agenda was a discussion of the Group's terms of reference as well as an examination of potential themes for the working groups established under the Group of Experts. Several notable presentations were made concerning the possible topics for the working groups. In all, over thirty members from twenty countries participated in the meeting.

11 September 2012
IRF to Publish "Guidelines for Road Safety Master Plans"

The first major publication of the Group of Experts is set for release in November. The "Guidelines for Road Safety Master Plans" is a technical resource and guidance document for governments working to implement road safety master plans. It draws on international experience in a number of places and will include case studies from several key international organizations and companies which illustrate the major arguments in the Guidelines.

11 September 2012
The IRF Road Safety Program More Accessible Than Ever Online

The IRF Road Safety Program can now be found on Social Networks.

01 August 2012
About the IRF Policy Committee ITS

IRF installed its Policy Committee on ITS in 2008, because it was felt that despite a positive track record, ITS still suffered from a lack of both understanding and visibility among politicians, policy makers and the public at large. As a result ITS has not been fully integrated, if at all, in transport policies.

01 August 2012
IRF to launch its IRF Vienna Manifesto on ITS at the World Congress


30 May 2012
UN Road Safety Collaboration reviews progress of the Decade of Action nearly one year after the launch

30 May 2012
IRF invited to be represented on Indian Roads Congress Council

30 May 2012
IRF members’ voice heard at European DG-MOVE level

30 May 2012
IRF supporting EasyWay in enhancing European ITS Deployment Guidelines

30 May 2012
IRF invited to attend the 63rd session of the UNEC Working Party on Transport Statistics

30 May 2012
UNECE Group of Experts on Adaptation: Your input needed!


25 April 2012
First Working Session of the IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety

25 April 2012
Showcase your commitment to Road Safety through prominent IRF publications

25 April 2012
ITS Summit in Cape Town highlights role of ITS as driver for economic growth

25 April 2012
IRF represented at EasyWay Road Map Workshop

25 April 2012
IRF Environment Committee meets in Amsterdam

25 April 2012
UNECE Working Party on Road Traffic Safety

25 April 2012
Successful IRF Presence at Intertraffic Amsterdam - forging friendships and strengthening networking


06 March 2012
IRF selected to be part of the European ITS Advisory Group

06 March 2012
IRF prominently featured at PPP Days

06 March 2012
UNECE committed to create enabling environment for Intelligent Transport Systems

06 March 2012
IRF response to EU public consultation on Green Public Procurement

06 March 2012
Statistics Workshop “Measuring Investment in Transport Infrastructure”

06 March 2012
IRF reaches out to its Australian members

06 March 2012
IRF @ TRB week in Washington DC


09 February 2012
Presentation made by Dr. Gonzalez to an ITF/OECD International Workshop on Measuring Investment in Transport Infrastructure


23 January 2012
IRF joins with the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City for key international road safety seminar

23 January 2012
IRF Group of Experts mobilises for next phase

23 January 2012
IRF to launch Road Safety Master Plan Guidelines

23 January 2012
IRF helps chart next steps towards achieving the goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

23 January 2012
Prominent IRF involvement in key African road safety conference

23 January 2012
25th ARRB Conference 2012

23 January 2012
Road Safety Audit & Crash Investigation Training with ARRB

23 January 2012
A Safe System: Expanding the Reach

23 January 2012
Road Traffic Safety Landmarks for UNECE

23 January 2012
United Nations Decade of Action: Africa on the Right Track

23 January 2012
UN Secretary-General releases latest report on improving global road safety

23 January 2012
News from IRF's India Chapter

23 January 2012
Senior Road Executives Programme features high-level Road Safety Module

23 January 2012
SARF to host major international Conference charting Road Safety initiatives towards a Decade of Action

23 January 2012
Introducing RADaR, IRF's pioneering new accident data application

23 January 2012
AusRAP Launches Performance Tracking Report for Decade of Action

23 January 2012
European Road Safety Atlas maps 180,000km of road

23 January 2012
Enter now for the InARoaD Awards


23 January 2012
TRB Conference focuses on International Safety