18th World Security Congress

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The 18th World Security Congress is being organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) from 21 to 23 February in Jaipur.

An overview of the news

  • The 18th edition of this Congress is focused on the theme of "Railway Safety Strategy: Responses and Vision for the Future".

  • It will be attended by concerned officials from UIC, partner international organisations, Indian Railways, RPF and senior police officers from India besides security heads from railway organisations across the globe.

  • The Congress is divided into 4 sessions, which include the topics "Safety of critical assets and goods", "Human safety approaches", "Best railway safety equipment and practices around the world" and "Vision 2030".

  • Earlier, in 2006 and 2015, RPF India successfully organized and hosted the International UIC World Security Congress in New Delhi.

  • RPF Director General Sanjay Chander IPS has taken over as the Chairman of the International UIC Security Forum from July 2022 to July 2024.

About International Union of Railways (UIC)

  • The Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC) or International Union of Railways (UIC) is headquartered in Paris, France.

  • It is a professional association which has been in existence since 1922.

  • It represents the railway sector and promotes rail transport around the world.

  • UIC serves on the mission of promoting interoperability and standardisation of rail transport, increasing cooperation and sharing of best practices, supporting members in new business and new areas of activities and proposing improved technical and environmental performance of rail transport.

About Railway Protection Force of India

  • This is a prime security and Law Enforcement Agency in the field of Railway Security in India.

  • It was formed in 1957 for better protection of railway property.

  • It has proven itself with the additional roles of passenger safety and passenger convenience and protection of railway property.

  • Director General of RPF - Sanjay Chander

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