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The Global Coalition for Road Safety launches SDG Youth Champions

The Global Coalition for Road Safety launches SDG Youth Champions

The Global Youth Statement for Road Safety lists down the demands and commitments of young people over the world to achieve the road safety targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs help define the Coalition’s priorities and guides them on implementing measures that uphold road safety and sustainable transport. These efforts help the global community move closer to the target of halving the number of road-related deaths and injuries by 2030. 

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Global Youth Coalition joins first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum

Global Youth Coalition joins first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum

Last week, April 7 and 8, the United Nations launched the first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum. The Forum created a platform for candid dialogue between Member States and young leaders from around the world. Topics during the Forum include potential solutions to address challenges that affect the well-being of young people around the world. This year’s theme was on sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Youth Stars Programme wraps up with fourth session on cases and FAQs

Youth Stars Programme wraps up with fourth session on cases and FAQs

Last Monday, April 5, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme launched the fourth and last session of the youth stars programme. The sessions ran for four weeks every Monday and were led by Master Trainers from all over the world who were recruited by YOURS.

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Vietnamese youth in road safety get internationally recognized - AIP Foundation

Vietnamese youth in road safety get internationally recognized - AIP Foundation

"Vietnamese youth leaders have determined that “enough is enough” as they fight against the very issue that impacts them most. Three youth leaders at AIP Foundation are being internationally recognized for their contributions to road safety." AIP Foundation published a story that highlights youth involvement in efforts to reduce road-related deaths and injuries through the Youth Stars Programme. We reproduced the article here.

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Youth Stars Programme third session on data gathering launched

Youth Stars Programme third session on data gathering launched

On Monday, March 29, YOURS – Youth for Road with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme launched the third session of the Youth Stars Programme. The session focused on data gathering methods. Participants were also trained about how to input the data in the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) applications. 

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Guide for Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

Guide for Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

The World Bank Group and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) published a guide for road safety interventions to help ensure the safety of all road users. The guide talks about the current issues around road crashes, vulnerable road users, the safe system approach, post-crash care, and more. The document will help individuals and organizations working on road safety policies. We reproduced the article here:

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Second session of Youth Stars Programme tackles SR4S project structure

Second session of Youth Stars Programme tackles SR4S project structure

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety continues with the Youth Stars Programme with its second session on project structure launched last Monday, March 3. The programme is training over thirty members of the Global Youth Coalition. 

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6th UN Road Safety Week launches with the strapline Streets for Life #Love30 campaign

6th UN Road Safety Week launches with the strapline Streets for Life #Love30 campaign

Earlier this week, March 18, UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) announced the launch of the Streets for Life #Love30 campaign for UN Road Safety Week set this May 2021. This year’s theme will focus on reduced speed and how tackling speed limits will help meet SDG Target 3.6 and reduce road-related deaths by 50% by the year 2030.

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Youth Stars Programme kicks off with first session led by Master trainers

Youth Stars Programme kicks off with first session led by Master trainers

Last Monday, March 15, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and the the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched the first session of the Youth Stars Programme. The session comes after the Coalition’s fourth capacity development series on an Introduction to Star Rating for Schools launched on Wednesday, February 24. 

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A Decade of Action for Safer Roads: iRAP releases results

A Decade of Action for Safer Roads: iRAP releases results

In 2019, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety and iRAP - International Road Assessment Programme launched the Youth Stars Programme , sponsored by FedEx. The three-year programme will see a group of 5 Master Trainers from around the world be trained on the principles of the new 'Star Rating for Schools' methodology pioneered by iRAP. iRAP has published the First Decade of Action and features the results of the Star Rating for Schools program led by iRAP and YOURS. We reproduced the article here.

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Meet the Coalition members behind the winning Local Actions projects!

Meet the Coalition members behind the winning Local Actions projects!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched Local Actions last January 22 and invited its members to develop original, impactful, and innovative projects to addressed the most urgent needs and commitments outlined in the  Global Youth Statement for Road Safety .  After a rigorous process, twelve projects were selected to be funded. Learn more about the winning projects here: 

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Youth Stars introduce young leaders to Star Rating for Schools methodology!

Youth Stars introduce young leaders to Star Rating for Schools methodology!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched its fourth Capacity Development Session on an introduction to the Star Rating for Schools Program last week, February 24. The session was led by International Road Assessment Program – iRAP Star Rating for Schools Global Program Coordinator, Rafaela Machado, and YOURS Master Trainers; Alex Ayub from Kenya, Daniel Cano from Columbia, Minh Vo from Vietnam, and Shantel Jacobs from Belize.

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We welcome Michelin Corporate Foundation as Programme Partner to the Coalition

We welcome Michelin Corporate Foundation as Programme Partner to the Coalition

We are delighted to announce that Michelin Corporate Foundation has partnered with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety 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. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides guidance and ensures that the Coalition’s strategy is aligned with the international road safety agenda. Michelin Corporate Foundation was one of the main partners who sponsored the 2 nd  World Youth Assembly for Road Safety held last February 18, 2020 and are a founding partner member of YOURS.

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YOURS joins Aik Saath: Together As One for a special session on global road safety

YOURS joins Aik Saath: Together As One for a special session on global road safety

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch, joined UK Charity - Aik Saath: Together As One - in a webinar last Tuesday, February 23, on an event called “On Roads Night”. The webinar featured a discussion with YOURS on our global efforts to reduce the number of road-related deaths and injuries involving young people and how youth can lead efforts in helping achieve these actions.

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Happy first anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety!

Happy first anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety!

Today, 18th February 2021 we are celebrating the first year anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety! This time last year, more than 160 youth leaders from 75 countries came together and started our collective journey of #ClaimingOurSpace for safe mobility! It was a momentous occasion and we are so thankful we got to meet before the world dramatically changed!

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Calling all young leaders to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

Calling all young leaders to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is inviting YOUNGO – the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other youth organizations – to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum that will be held virtually on 7 and 8 April 2021. Upon registering, applicants will be contacted by the end of March 2021 for updates on the event. 

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Addressing the impact of transportation on Climate Change

Addressing the impact of transportation on Climate Change

The World Resource Institute (WRI) launched an online conversation on addressing the impact of transportation on climate change through a virtual event called Transforming Transportation that was held from 3 – 5 February 2021. The event was guided by the theme “reimagining safe and resilient mobility for recovery” and will be co-hosted by World Bank Group and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. 

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The National Safety Council invites you to join their Road to Zero webinar

The National Safety Council invites you to join their Road to Zero webinar

The National Road Safety Council (NSC) is inviting all those interested to join the Road to Zero Coalition webinar to learn about how to make roads safer. National Coalition of Safer Roads (NCSR) president, Melissa Wandall, invited everyone to take part in the webinar so that people can listen, learn, and look at what’s ahead for the mission of safer roads in 2021 in the United States and beyond. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 4 at 2 pm Eastern Time. 

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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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