Geneva, 20 February 2023. The International Road Federation (IRF) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reinforce their long-standing collaboration.
The two organisations have a 75-year-long history that stretches back to working together on rebuilding war-torn Europe following World War II to driving road transport forward into the 21st century.
In a MoU signed today, IRF and IRU agreed to focus on people, prosperity, and the environment while addressing new challenges and opportunities, including digitalisation and decarbonisation. They will also continue their collaboration in areas such as labour shortages, training, and road safety.
In commenting the signature of the agreement at the IRU’s headquarters in Geneva, IRF President Anouar Benazzouz said: “We are delighted to kick off celebrations for our 75th anniversary with a long-standing and trusted partner like the IRU. The challenges that our sector and society at large experience require coordinated action and joint efforts. The destination remains unchanged: delivering better mobility systems for all, together.
“We have worked with IRF for many decades, addressing a wide range of issues. With new challenges ahead, such as decarbonisation and digitalisation, both organisations agree that we can further focus our efforts and create synergies with this agreement” said IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto.
The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses, and organisations, and working on policy & advocacy.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU), the world road transport organisation, is the voice of more than 3.5 million companies operating mobility and logistics services in over 100 countries. IRU leads solutions to help the world move better. IRU’s work supports trade, economic growth, jobs, safety, the environment and communities.