The successful 6th edition of the World Congress on security jointly organised by UIC and Turkish Railways (TCDD) was held in Istanbul from 23 June to 25 June 2010.
For three days, 200 delegates from 30 countries representing all parts of the world, benefited from very interesting technical presentations given by companies and speeches given by institutional partners, in particular those given by representatives of the European Commission, OSCE, UNECE or the FRONTEX Agency. These representatives stressed the value of their partnerships with UIC and presented the current status of their work, ongoing projects and possible ways of cooperation. This congress provided the opportunity for railway companies to stress their desires beyond staying constantly alert to incidents which are difficult to predict, to develop security strategies which deal with risks and threats of all kinds, and to make those strategies a key component of their activities.
It was also the opportunity for the Asian and Middle-East regional assemblies (ARA and RAME) to confirm their interest and their decision to create regional expert working groups in order to develop the work already done.
All presentations are now available in a CD Rom as well as the video message from Mr Yoshio Ishida, UIC Chairman, the opening speech made by Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General and the final declaration adopted by the participants.