International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Union Internationale des Transports Routiers
Unión Internacional de Transportes por Carretera
1948 Geneva Switzerland
Statutes modified: 1956; 1963; 1969; 1995; 1997; 2001.
Study, solve, or play a part in solving, questions raised in road transportation; promote harmonization and simplification of regulations and practices relating to such transport; coordinate and support efforts made in different countries with a view to developing transport of passengers and goods by road; improve the safety record and environmental performance of road transport and ensure mobility of people and goods; take the initiative in ensuring that vehicles are safe, clean, efficient and economical in fuel consumption; encourage sound fleet management, strict vehicle maintenance and good working conditions for drivers; help make roads safer and less congested; seek improvements in environmental performance of vehicles; maintain close working relations with competent national, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations; strive to lift barriers to international transport and trade.
Events119 past events available with paid subscription only.
ActivitiesAvailable with paid subscription only.
General Assembly (meets once or twice a year): Presidential Executive; Secretariat General, headed by Secretary General. Meetings closed. Active members grouped in 2 Transport Councils: Passenger Transport; Goods Transport. Specialized International Commissions (3): Customs; Social affairs and Technical Affairs. Groups of Experts (1): Taxis and Hire Cars with Driver. Liaison bodies (3): IRU Permanent Delegation to the European Union; IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia; IRU Permanent Delegation to the Middle East Region.
LanguagesAvailable with paid subscription only.
StaffAvailable with paid subscription only.
FinanceAvailable with paid subscription only.
RegistrationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
Consultative StatusAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Inter-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Non-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
PublicationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
MembersAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type I ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type II ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Subjects *Available with paid subscription only.
UN Sustainable Development Goals **
UIA Org ID
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.
Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.
UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.
* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.