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Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launches Local Actions - take part!

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launches Local Actions - take part!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched a search for proposals to help achieve the demands listed in the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety through Local Actions. A local action is a short-term or mid-term grassroots action plan oriented to address the most pressing issues in the city or area where the youth member belongs. Applications are open from 22 January to 12 February. Get involved!

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UNICEF releases guidance for safe and healthy journeys to school in COVID

UNICEF releases guidance for safe and healthy journeys to school in COVID

In light of the global pandemic, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with FIA Foundation and Child Health Initiative, published a guidance manual for safe and healthy journeys to school during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The document will be a guide for individuals and organizations when schools reopen, discussing the measures to help keep students safe on school premises. 

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Join the International Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics

Join the International Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics

Earlier this month, the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology launched the International Research Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics which is dedicated to bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results in all aspects of road safety. 

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Raising the case for speed reduction during the new Decade of Action

Raising the case for speed reduction during the new Decade of Action

The World Transport Bank published a paper called Road Crash Trauma, Climate Change, Pollution and the Total Costs of Speed to raise awareness on the impact of speed on the safety of road users on congestion, pollution, and total costs of road travel to raise its case for speed reduction. Global Road Safety Partnership called this “an enormous opportunity to reduce road trauma”. 

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Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

The International Training Centre has launched the Winter Online Global Youth Forum - a two-week immersive experience that consists of live sessions, group activities, knowledge-sharing, and remote networking gatherings. The aim of the Forum is to explore the critical role that young people can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline of applications is set on the 16 th  of January. 

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Article submission: youth mobility and the COVID-19 era

Article submission: youth mobility and the COVID-19 era

For months, the virus put the world under house arrest. Well, everyone was affected, especially those who relied on the mobility sector for traveling purposes. The biggest percentage of travelers are estimated to be below the age of 40 with those within the age range of 18 to 30 still the highest. The latter age is the most active, most restless, most productive in the economic sector who also have the most demanding zeal to be everywhere and do everything at the same time.  

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Happy new year from YOURS! Looking ahead to 2021

Happy new year from YOURS! Looking ahead to 2021

2021 marks the beginning of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety. Global leaders have shown their commitment to reach the road safety targets according to the Sustainable Development Goals through the Stockholm Declaration  which was created during the 3rd Ministerial Conference for Road Safety . To meet this ambitious target, the world has to deliver in order to halve the number of road-related deaths and injuries globally.

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Press Release: A mandatory lockdown for youth? This is not about COVID!

Press Release: A mandatory lockdown for youth? This is not about COVID!

On December 8, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched a global awareness campaign called “​ Lockdown for Youth”​ . 2020 has been an extremely challenging year with the coronavirus pandemic, but amidst this, young leaders have joined together to call for another type of ‘lockdown’, this time not about COVID-19.  

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Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase invites applicants

Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase invites applicants

The Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase, supported by the World Health Organization, is offering a limited number of partial registration scholarships to support participants of Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) and First Nations People to attend the Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021.   

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UN Road Safety Collaboration  announces theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021

UN Road Safety Collaboration announces theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021

Earlier this month, the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) revealed that the theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021 will focus on speed. World Health Organization (WHO) Director of Social Determinants of Health, Dr. Etienne Krug, said that the theme “stresses how central tackling speed is to reduce deaths by 50% by 2030”.   

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Meet our new Advocacy Director Luiza Amorim!

Meet our new Advocacy Director Luiza Amorim!

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety welcomes its new advocacy director, Luiza Amorim ! Luiza started working with yours last week, December 2. As advocacy director, Luiza will be responsible  for collaboration efforts in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission. Get to know more about Luiza and her previous experiences on road safety.   

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Basque Government features YOURS in a webinar on road safety

Basque Government features YOURS in a webinar on road safety

The Basque Government in Spain launched a webinar called Road Safety in the Basque Country last Wednesday, 2 December with the theme  Road Safety in Euskadi, Sustainable Development Goal 2030 . The session focused on road safety as part of the global targets that need to be met by 2030 according to the Sustainable Development Goals.   

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Global Youth Coalition welcomes Total Foundation as Programme Partner

Global Youth Coalition welcomes Total Foundation as Programme Partner

We are delighted to announce that Total Foundation has partnered with YOURS to support the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety as a programme partner. YOURS is the initiator and the main organizer of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. This partnership over 3 years will invest in the Coalition’s work to empower youth. The partnership will support young people to take meaningful action for safer mobility globally and unite to fight the biggest killer of youth worldwide; road traffic crashes.

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Driving a Global Agenda: Youth and Road Safety - A FIA High-Level Panel article

Driving a Global Agenda: Youth and Road Safety - A FIA High-Level Panel article

The FIA High-Level Panel (HLP) for Road Safety brings together leading advocates for road traffic injury prevention from the private and public sectors, with the aim of increasing political commitment and funding. In its most recent newsletter article, Jayathma Wickramanayake – United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth,  Ahmad Alhendawi – Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and our Executive Director, Floor Lieshout linked up to discuss youth and road safety issues: driving a global agenda.  

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YOURS collaborates with WHO and Soul City Arts for the World Day of Remembrance

YOURS collaborates with WHO and Soul City Arts for the World Day of Remembrance

Friday, 13th November saw a multi-faceted live stream come to life as part of a Global Online Commemoration for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The event takes place on the third Sunday of every November to remember those lost on the world's roads. This year the event had the strapline; Remember. Support. Act. As part of the live stream, YOURS joined WHO to create an artistic experience, intertwined with artistic expressions, personal testimonies and speeches from dignitaries.

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Youth issues given a focus during Road Safety Week 2020 in Dominican Republic

Youth issues given a focus during Road Safety Week 2020 in Dominican Republic

The Instituto Nacional de Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre – Int or National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation – International joined Road Safety Week in the Dominican Republic by hosting a conversation on road safety, specifically on  Las Carreras Ilegales en Motocicletas  or Illegal Racing on Motorcycles.   

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Join us for the World Day of Remembrance live stream Global Commemoration

Join us for the World Day of Remembrance live stream Global Commemoration

The World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) was adopted by the United Nations through Resolution 60/5 , otherwise known as Improving Global Road Safety. The WDoR commemorates the victims and the families affected by road crashes. It draws attention to the scale of the emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes, recognizes the suffering of road crash victims and their families, and appreciates the support and rescue of health services all over the world.  WDoR is set every third Sunday of November.    

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Global Youth Coalition launches second round of youth consultations

Global Youth Coalition launches second round of youth consultations

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched its second round of Global Youth Consultations. With the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety, young people have the tool to lead the road safety revolution and help them take action for safe and sustainable mobility everywhere. The consultations will help young people implement the Global Youth Statement by localizing the challenges, demands, and commitments of young people all over the world.   

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Fighting the biggest killer of youth in the Commonwealth: a live stream

Fighting the biggest killer of youth in the Commonwealth: a live stream

The Commonwealth Action Series featured a sub-session on fighting the biggest killer of young people in the Commonwealth – road crashes – as part of its fourth episode on youth development: inclusive, equitable, and accessible opportunities. The session featured speakers from the road safety sector who talked about the facts surrounding road safety in Commonwealth.  Members of the Coalition led a youth panel to talk about road safety and sustainable mobility in their respective countries. 

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World Bank releases new road safety requirements for road loans

World Bank releases new road safety requirements for road loans

The World Bank's Transport Global Practice has set a new road safety requirement, which will be applied to billions of dollars of World Bank loans and grants. The requirement is expected to prevent thousands of traffic deaths each year and tens of thousands of serious road injuries. The new policy was backed by members of the Three Star Coalition, which includes YOURS - Youth for Road Safety.  

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