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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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First World Road Congress - Paris 1908

The first World Road Congress was held from 11 to 21 October 1908 in Paris, France. This historic congress brought together more than 2000 participants and 28 countries were represented.

NB: at this Ist World Road Congress, all papers and reports are written in French.