International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Union Internationale des Transports Routiers
Unión Internacional de Transportes por Carretera
Internationale Strassentransportunion

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History

Founded 1947, Copenhagen (Denmark), as International Bus and Lorry Transport Office -- Bureau international de transport par autocar et camion (BITAC). Present name adopted 23 Mar 1948, Geneva (Switzerland). Statutes modified: 1956; 1963; 1969; 1995; 1997; 2001. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.

Aims

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.

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Activities

Networking/liaising; politics/policy/regulatory; knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education.

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Maritime Organization (IMO); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 32 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 36 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 73 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Employment Conditions
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
    • Vehicles
    • Drivers
    • Roads

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

B2420

Last News Received

2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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