IRF News

World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) for Road Traffic Victims

On Sunday, 15 November, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the World Day dedicated to remembering road traffic victims and being observed internationally.Established by the United Nations and celebrated every third Sunday in November, WDoR is a major advocacy day ...
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/ IRF News, Road, Traffic, Victims, WDoR

IRF India expresses concern at increased number of fatal road Accidents in the country

The year 2019 has seen an increased number of road accident deaths in the state of Gujarat, in India, which recorded Thirteenth highest number of road deaths in the country.As per latest National Road Accident data released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport ...
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/ Accident, India, IRF India, IRF News, Road

IRF President Halkias addresses WTC 2020

On 8th November 2020, IRF’s President Mr. Bill Halkias, PE, F. ASCE, F. ITE delivered by video an opening speech on one of the most prominent global events of our sector: The World Transport Convention (WTC) 2020 organised by China ...
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Explore the new IRF Data Warehouse!

We invite you to watch our new tutorial video outlining some of the core functionalities of the recently released IRF Data Warehouse. The Data Warehouse featuring the World Road Statistics (WRS) data provides access to updated road and transport-sector related ...
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Multilateral Development Banks step up efforts for Road Safety

On 16 November 2020, Ten Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) signed a high-level joint statement on road safety, under the auspices of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration. The joint statement highlights the MDBs’ aim to ...
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Infrastructure financing: Switzerland is considering mobility pricing 

On 26 November, RouteSuisse (RoadsSwitzerland) hosted an on-line seminar on road infrastructure financing back-to-back with its annual General Assembly. The Seminar welcomed a presentation from the Director General of IRF on international trends and practices and one from the Director ...
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Launch of the project CRISPS – Climate resilient sustainable road pavement surfacings

One or several simultaneous changes in the climate conditions, e.g. hotter seasons, extreme precipitation events, increasing severe storms and sea level rise could severely affect roads in LICs. Missing to appreciate such an impact in future road design, maintenance and ...
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COVID-19 Response & Recovery: IRF at work on two HVT Projects

Earlier this year, the COVID-19 Response & Recovery Transport Research Fund was established by the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) and the High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme (HVT) as part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID ...
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UNRSC meets to discuss new UN Road Safety resolution and World Day of Remembrance

More than 100 participants joined the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) virtual meeting held on 24 September to debate way forward after the approval of the new UN resolution on  Improving Global Road Safety declaring a Second Decade of Action. Preparation ...
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Sustainability Trends for 2020 and beyond 

Covid-19 came as an earthquake to shake business models so that they become more resilient, more sustainable. IRF and the Sustainability Academy are committed to play their part in this transition by offering affordable and specialized training on the key ...
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