International Union of Railways

Union internationale des chemins de fer (UIC)
Internationaler Eisenbahnverband

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1922-10-20 Paris France


Established following intergovernmental conferences, 23 Nov 1921, Portorose (Yugoslavia), and 3 May 1922, Genoa (Italy). On 16 Oct 1979, Paris, took over activities of H-XH2398 - International Wagon Union, set up 25 Apr 1921, Stresa (Italy). Current Statutes approved by General Assembly, 2009.


Promote rail transport at world level and meet the challenges of mobility and sustainable development; facilitate the sharing of best practices among members; support members in their efforts to develop new business and new areas of activities; propose new ways to improve technical and environmental performance; promote interoperability, create new world standards for railways; develop centres of competence/excellence.


2022-09 | Vladivostok, Russia – INTERTRAN Workshop - Second Part
2022-06-28 | Beijing, China – HIGHSPEED : World Congress on High Speed Rail
2022-05-20 | Moscow, Russia – World Congress on Rail Training
2021-12-02 – Cybersecurity for Rail Digital Transformation Projects During the Pandemic
2021-11-30 | Paris, France – UIC "New normal" Symposium
2021-10-27 – UIC Asia-Pacific Conference on Digital
2021-10-26 – Railway and Tourism - a Cultural Perspective

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General Assembly (2 a year). Executive Board of 21 CEOs, with geographical representation of 6 regions. UIC Regional Assemblies (Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, North America, Latin America). Headquarters in Paris (France).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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