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NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for an Advocacy Director

NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for an Advocacy Director

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for an Advocacy Director to be responsible for the development and implementation of our advocacy strategy and work plan. The Advocacy Director will be working in collaboration with the YOURS team in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission.   

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Global Youth Coalition to hold first capacity development session this October

Global Youth Coalition to hold first capacity development session this October

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, Dr. Etienne Krug - Director for Social Determinants of the World Health Organization will partner with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety to hold the first series of Coalition Capacity Development Sessions. The session is set to happen on the 30th of October, Friday, at 3 pm CET. 

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Register to join the Commonwealth Action Series live session on road safety

Register to join the Commonwealth Action Series live session on road safety

The Commonwealth has released a virtual event called the Commonwealth Action Series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them. The series will run from July to December featuring six episodes; (1) Taking Charge of Our Future, (2) Trade, Entrepreneurship, and Employment, (3) Technology and Innovation, (4) Youth Development, (5) Governance and Rule of Law, and (6) Environment. The themes of each episode will focus on the  Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) pillars.   

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Tackling road safety and sustainable mobility during International Risk Reduction Day

Tackling road safety and sustainable mobility during International Risk Reduction Day

International Risk Reduction Day is observed every year on the 13 th  of August. The day represents a global call to governments and organizations from all over the world to work toward a culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Risk reduction is multi-sectoral; it links policies on land use, building codes, public health, education, environmental protection, and climate change adaptability. Road crashes are among the major risks for the health of the general population, especially among the youth, worldwide.   

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Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Grants Special Consultative Status to YOURS

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Grants Special Consultative Status to YOURS

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is mandated to promote international cooperation on economic, social, and cultural issues. ECOSOC promotes higher standards of living, international solutions, and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. ECOSOC granted special consultative status to YOURS - Youth for Road Safety!  

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YOURS Master Training with Belizean youth kicks off by going digital

YOURS Master Training with Belizean youth kicks off by going digital

In 2014, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety held a Youth Empowerment program for 34 Belizean youth. The program trained young leaders to effectively communicate issues of safe roads and sustainable mobility with fellow young people as Trainers of Facilitators. These young leaders trained 3000 youth across the country in Youth and Road Safety workshops as well as a host of road safety advocacy work across the country. The first program ran from 2014 to 2016.  Moving forward the into a second national road safety project, a Belize youth empowerment programme has three major points; Master Training, Training of Facilitators, and Safe School Zones Assessment.

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YOURS holds Youth Panel during the IRF Young Professionals Summit

YOURS holds Youth Panel during the IRF Young Professionals Summit

The International Road Federation (IRF), in collaboration with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, held a Young Professionals Summit earlier this Wednesday, 30 September. The IRF Young Professionals program is a platform for the next generation of leaders and specialists on the road and mobility sector to propose ideas, share initiatives, and engage with other activities by the IRF. 

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The new Decade of Action for Road Safety: How young people are affected

The new Decade of Action for Road Safety: How young people are affected

The United Nations has prioritized road safety since the first decade of action launched in 2011. The first Decade titled Saving Millions of Lives lays down global road safety data. The document shows that road traffic crashes claim the lives of over a million people annually and leaves another 20-50 million injured. The New Decade of Action recalls and reaffirms earlier resolutions and the United Nations' commitment to work tirelessly for the full implementation of the agenda by 2030 ensuring no one is left behind. 

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Road Traffic Management Corporation hosts webinar on youth and road safety

Road Traffic Management Corporation hosts webinar on youth and road safety

As part of continuous efforts to engage and connect with youth and get them involved in road safety, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) hosted a webinar that focuses on youth and road safety amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The panelists include Sidumo Khoza, who works under research and development at the RTMC, and Olivia Nalwadda, Youth Advisory Board Member for the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. 

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The Global Youth Coalition hosts a UN75 youth dialogue on road safety

The Global Youth Coalition hosts a UN75 youth dialogue on road safety

The United Nations has launched a global conversation to tackle the challenges the global community face and identify ways on how we can build back better. These conversations will be known as the UN75 Dialogues. The UN Dialogues are meant to spark conversations in all settings – from classrooms, boardrooms, parliaments, village halls, online channels, and more. 

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Youth Advisory Board from the Youth Coalition share road safety experiences

Youth Advisory Board from the Youth Coalition share road safety experiences

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety is powered by the Youth Advisory Board, a powerful group of young people from around the globe from different backgrounds tied together by their passion and commitment for safer roads and sustainable mobility. Through the coalition website,  www.claimingourspace.org , members of the Youth Advisory Board shared how their fields connect with road safety and sustainable mobility. Check out the first batch! 

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United Nations Declares New Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030

United Nations Declares New Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030

The United Nations has declared the years 2021 to 2030 as the new Decade of Action for Road Safety. The declaration reaffirms the UN’s commitment to work tirelessly to implement the new agenda by the year 2030 referencing Resolution 70/1 entitled “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

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Redefining the Inevitable - An Opinion Piece from Australia

Redefining the Inevitable - An Opinion Piece from Australia

Australia is lucky to have a government system where the decision-makers consider and provide funding for road safety issues - these include infrastructure upgrades, enforcement, and education - but it is clear that we are taking this for granted.

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Join the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety - applications now open!

Join the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety - applications now open!

Exactly one week ago, we joined hundreds of young people from around the world to launch the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. This Coalition, a direct follow-up to the 2nd World Youth Assembly and natural step towards galvanizing the global youth movement for road safety, is now open for applications! Join a thriving network of young leaders fighting for safe mobility and as we continue the mission of #ClaimingOurSpace for safe mobility and at the decision-making table.

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Take part in the Commonwealth Youth Action series - register now

Take part in the Commonwealth Youth Action series - register now

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them. The announcement comes after both the Commonwealth Youth Forum and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were postponed due to COVID-19.

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Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has officially launched! Watch the ceremony

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has officially launched! Watch the ceremony

Yesterday (Tuesday 7th July), was a momentous occasion for us as we launched the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. In a special online launch, hundreds of young people, partners and supporters joined us for a special Facebook Live ceremony. We heard from the Youth Advisory Board, an introduction to the Coalition, messages of support from dignitaries and the official moment of launching the Coalition and its new website.

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Are you ready for the launch of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety?

Are you ready for the launch of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety?

We are super excited to announce that we will be launching the Global Youth Coalition on the 7th July 2020 at 3pm CET in a special online live session. The Coalition brings together young leaders from across the world to take road safety action in countries and communities everywhere.

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Youth on the Move: #ClaimingOurSpace - an interview with Omnia El Omrani

Youth on the Move: #ClaimingOurSpace - an interview with Omnia El Omrani

Road traffic crashes are the number one killer of young people aged 15-29. At the opening ceremony of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Sweden, Omnia El Omrani delivered a message to government Ministers and decision-makers around the world on behalf of the members of the World Youth Assembly and the thousands of young people from around the world who took part in youth consultations in the run-up to the conference.

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Check out a podcast interview with our youth champion Jacob Smith

Check out a podcast interview with our youth champion Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith is an inspirational young man, having been victim of a road traffic crash, he faced a crossroads, to get better or bitter . He chose to get better and has been inspiring young people across America and the world for years. He joined YOURS as a Regional Coordinator for North America and  Taskforce Member organizing the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety, amongst many other things. He recently participated in a podcast interview highlighting his story with Room 9 Media.

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