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YOURS leads session on road safety during Online Asia Pacific Regional meeting

YOURS leads session on road safety during Online Asia Pacific Regional meeting

Last Friday, July 16, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Communications Officer Maolin Macatangay leads the session on Road Safety and Road Traffic Injuries during the Online Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) under the IFMSA - International Federation of Medical Students Associations. The APRM is part of the annual regional meetings that strengthen the link between the IFMSA students to promote the development of new projects at a regional scale.

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Last week of #ArtforRoadSafety challenge takes place in Senegal

Last week of #ArtforRoadSafety challenge takes place in Senegal

The #ArtforRoadSafety challenge is now on its third and last week featuring Senegal’s first female graffiti artist, Dieynaba Sidibé (Zeinixx). She is known internationally for her mural work empowering women. For the #ArtforRoadSafety challenge, she focuses her message on slowing down emphasizing the fact that that it helps prevent and avoid fatal road crashes.

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Youth Manifesto launched with Coalition and partners

Youth Manifesto launched with Coalition and partners

Last Friday, July 16, the Global Youth Coalition along with UNITE 2030, FIA Foundation, and Restless Development officially launched the Youth Manifesto – a document that presents the main issues and priorities young people face as it relates to the Sustainable Development Goals.   

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#ArtforRoadSafety challenge enters second week with Uganda

#ArtforRoadSafety challenge enters second week with Uganda

The second week of the #ArtforRoadSafety challenge kicks off today with our artist Sylar Rober Ssempijja from Uganda.  Art for Road Safety is the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. Held in Egypt, Uganda, and Senegal, the purpose of the challenge is to change behaviors and empower young people to raise awareness on road safety through artistic intervention.

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Joint statement promoting Road Safety for High-Level Political Forum launched

Joint statement promoting Road Safety for High-Level Political Forum launched

Last October 2020, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety was granted special consultative status under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The status enables YOURS to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies and support the work of the UN by promoting knowledge aligned with its scope of competencies. In accordance with this, YOURS joined the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and FIA Foundation to create a statement for the ECOSOC high-level segment. 

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YOURS joins FIA Conference 2021 Session on youth and road safety

YOURS joins FIA Conference 2021 Session on youth and road safety

Last week from 5 to 8 July, FIA - Federation Internationale De L'Automobile launched the 2021 FIA Conference. The conference was held in Monaco and was the first eConference Sport and Mobility event by the organization. During the conference, Member Clubs’ Presidents, senior executives from affiliated organizations, and global leaders and experts reaffirmed the will to increase positive contributions for motorsport and mobility to society. 

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: The YOURS team is looking for an Advocacy Director

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 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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Happy Anniversary to the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety!

Happy Anniversary to the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety!

Today, July 7, the Coalition is celebrating the anniversary of its launch! The Global Youth Coalition was initiated by YOURS – Youth for Road Safety and is a direct follow-up after the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. The Coalition unites individual youth and organizations for road safety and sustainable mobility and offers opportunities, skills, resources, capacity development, and partnerships for its members so that they maximize their impact on road safety and meaningful youth involvement in their respective countries and communities. 

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#ArtforRoadSafety Challenge kicks off in Egypt with artist Elna2ash

#ArtforRoadSafety Challenge kicks off in Egypt with artist Elna2ash

The #ArtforRoadSafety challenge kicks off this week, July 6 to 8, in Egypt featuring local artist Ahmed Fathy (Elna2ash). Art for Road Safety is the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. It will be held in Egypt, Uganda, and Senegal with the purpose to change behaviors and empower young people to raise awareness on road safety through artistic intervention.

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Coalition members represent YOURS at EU Youth Sounding Board

Coalition members represent YOURS at EU Youth Sounding Board

Last March 2021, the European Commission launched a call for application for young people to participate in the Youth Sounding Board for International Partnerships. The sounding board will advise the EU Commissioner for international Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, on the relevance and effectiveness of EU external actions when it comes to young people and youth involvement. 

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Watch the highlights from the Youth Stars Celebration event!

Watch the highlights from the Youth Stars Celebration event!

Earlier this month, graduates from the Youth Stars programme in collaboration with iRap - International Road Assessment Programme and Star Rating for Schools. During the celebration event, our graduates  reflected on their training experience on Star Rating for Schools! Check out our video!  

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 Danish Road Safety Council launch helmet campaign featuring

Danish Road Safety Council launch helmet campaign featuring "real vikings"

The Danish Road Safety Council launched a campaign that helps raise awareness of the importance of wearing a helmet. In the campaign,  Rådet for Sikker Trafik shows how a Viking needed to wear a helmet to ride his horse for safety. A character went on to say "you can go looting and pillaging all you want, but you have to wear a helmet". 

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NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for a Supervisory Board member

NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for a Supervisory Board member

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for another member of the Supervisory Board to help support the strategic ambitions of the organization. The Supervisory Board works in collaboration with the YOURS team in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission. 

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YOURS and TotalEnergies Foundation Launch the #ArtforRoadSafety Challenge

YOURS and TotalEnergies Foundation Launch the #ArtforRoadSafety Challenge

Paris, June 15, 2021 – The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, Youth for Road Safety (YOURS), and TotalEnergies Foundation are taking to social media to launch #ArtforRoadSafety, the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. Road safety is a critical issue for young people in Africa, where road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29.

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Youth Stars Programme caps off with celebration event for programme passers

Youth Stars Programme caps off with celebration event for programme passers

Last Friday, June 11, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety held a celebration event for the passers of the Youth Stars Programme. A total of 21 members of the Coalition were able to pass the month-long programme and were certified to use the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology to rate roads in their local schools and universities. 

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Movin' On Summit: connecting and engaging with mobility stakeholders

Movin' On Summit: connecting and engaging with mobility stakeholders

Last Tuesday to Friday, June 1 to 4, independent and non-profit organization Movin’ On launched the Movin’ On Summit with the theme “from ambition to action”. The goal of the summit is to inspire, connect, and engage mobility stakeholders in collective action to create and implement concrete solutions for more mobility with less dangerous impacts on the environment, society, and community. 

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Youth claiming their space within the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety

Youth claiming their space within the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety

Last August 2020, the United Nation adopted resolution 74/299 "Improving global road safety" , proclaiming the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. The plan highlights how governments and member states can take action in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 3.6 - halving the number of road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030.

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YOURS highlights youth action in Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar

YOURS highlights youth action in Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar

Last Thursday, May 20, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch, joined the Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar for the 6 th  UN Global Road Safety Week. The session tackled the importance of addressing road crashes in Jamaica. Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council, led the session. 

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YOURS joins conversation on Helping Students Get to School Safely

YOURS joins conversation on Helping Students Get to School Safely

On May 18, the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) led a webinar to talk about ensuring safer journeys for students around the world through a webinar entitled How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely. This is part of the global programs for the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week that focuses on advocating for 30 km/h (20 mp/h) streets through the Streets for Life campaign. 

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Coalition joins launch of 6th UN Global Road Safety Week

Coalition joins launch of 6th UN Global Road Safety Week

Last Monday, May 17, the 6 th  UN Global Road Safety Week was launched on behalf of the UN Road Safety Collaboration. The theme for this year’s UNGRSW is Streets for Life and it raises awareness on the importance of 30 km/h streets. The global launch gathered global road safety leaders and representatives to talk about why low-speed streets are important in road safety and urban design. 

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