International Transport Forum News

The International Transport Forum to host their Annual Summit in Germany, from 27-29 May 2020

Consultations are underway to determine the impact of the pandemic. The International Transport Forum is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, including in consultation with OECD, and is currently considering implications for the ITF’s Annual Summit to be held in Leipzig, Germany, from 27-29 May 2020. Many countries have put in place restrictive measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the Summit host country, Germany, as well as other countries whose governments, ente...

Colombia joins The International Transport Forum (ITF) as the organisation’s 63rd member country

Colombia has joined the International Transport Forum (ITF) as the organisation’s 63rd member country. Ministers of transport from the 62 current member states, meeting virtually for their Annual Summit on 27 May, agreed unanimously to admit Latin America's third-most-populous nation to the world's only intergovernmental organisation with a mandate for all transport modes. Colombia is the organisation’s fourth member state from Latin America. The other member countries from the regi...

Colombia requests membership in the International Transport Forum

The Republic of Colombia has officially requested to become a full member of the International Transport Forum (ITF), the world’s only global body with a mandate for all transport modes.   Colombia’s President Iván Duque Márquez made the announcement at an official event at the Presidential seat Casa de Nariño in Bogotá on 27 November 2020 in the presence of Minister of Transport Ángela Orozco Gomez and ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim (att...

New dates for ITF Annual Summit announced

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 in Leipzig, Germany.  The theme of the Summit will remain “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development”, the topic of the postponed 2020 Summit, with a special focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted innovation in the sector. Lessons from COVID-19 In a message published on the 2021 Summit website, ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim said, “The vital importance...

Brazil joins ITF as Observer

Brazil has become an observer country in the International Transport Forum. Brazil’s request to participate as an observer in the ITF was granted by the 60 current ITF member countries with effect from 15 July. Role of transportation The ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. Its mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion and to raise the public profile of tran...

International Transport Forum (ITF) postpones the ITF 2020 Summit due to COVID-19 pandemic

The International Transport Forum (ITF) has announced the postponement of the ITF 2020 Summit, which was earlier scheduled to take place from May 27 to May 29, 2020. ITF 2020 Summit postponed The world’s renowned transport policy event, ITF 2020 Summit, was slated to take place in Leipzig, Germany The world’s renowned transport policy event, ITF 2020 Summit, was slated to take place in Leipzig, Germany, under the theme of ‘Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development&rsq...

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