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18th UIC World Security Congress

18th UIC World Security Congress:

The 18th UIC World Security Congress, organised by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the International Union of Railways (UIC), ended with the adoption of the Jaipur Declaration.

  • The declaration highlighted the commitment of UIC to work towards providing a more safe and secure rail network across the globe, by also fully activating the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and African regional assemblies by 2025.
  • It called for the adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence 5G, IoT among others to develop comprehensive solutions for Railway Security.
  • The UIC (Union International Des Chemins) or International Union of Railways established in 1922 is headquartered in Paris.
  • It is the worldwide professional association representing the railway sector for research, development & promotion of rail transport.