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YOURS signs new contract with Government of Belize on youth project

YOURS signs new contract with Government of Belize on youth project

We trained 34 youth in Belize from 2014-2016 and they have gone beyond expectations in reaching a large number of their peers in the country. The group, who have become the registered organization BYRS (Belizean Youth for Road Safety), exceeded their initial target of reaching 2000 young people through face-to-face workshops and extended their expertise to campaigning, producing and distributing road safety PSAs and informally reached thousands of young people through expos and events.

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Have your voice heard on road safety in your area - youth consultations

Have your voice heard on road safety in your area - youth consultations

As you will know by now, the 2nd World Youth Assembly is taking place next year on the 18th February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are inviting young leaders from across the world to join us to start  #ClaimingOurSpace for safe mobility and at the decision-making table! Whether you will be applying to attend or not, we want to hear from you! What do you have to say about safe mobility in your area?

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Reporting back from our youth and road safety workshop in Iceland!

Reporting back from our youth and road safety workshop in Iceland!

We recently returned from a great youth and road safety workshop in Iceland. We partnered with national search and rescue organization Landsbjörg, who often attend to road traffic crashes as part of their work. Through their 'Youth Units', young people from across the country working with Landsbjörg, joined us for a special workshop after their 2019 Safety Conference.

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Catch us at One Young World in London 22-25 Oct 2019

Catch us at One Young World in London 22-25 Oct 2019

At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

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We are delivering a youth workshop in Iceland this month

We are delivering a youth workshop in Iceland this month

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Brian's Column: Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport?

Brian's Column: Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport?

Brian is back with his  regular columns of road safety through the eyes of a young person in Africa. He asks the question, Why do our leaders rarely take public road transport? Hear his take on all things African Road Safety.

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Website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is now live!

Website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is now live!

We have been working on a brand new event website for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. his website is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about the Assembly. Young leaders from across the world will gather to take action on their biggest public health threat of their time; road traffic crashes.  Together, we will be #ClaimingOurSpace for safer mobility and at the decision-making table!

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Young people around the world will unite for road safety

Young people around the world will unite for road safety

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 Save the Date: The 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is happening!

Save the Date: The 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety is happening!

We are super excited to share that in six months time, the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. The event is an official pre-event to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety that takes place 19-20th February 2020.

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Get involved with the #CommitToAct campaign and take the People's Survey!

Get involved with the #CommitToAct campaign and take the People's Survey!

Commitment is not enough — road safety needs action. Following the #SpeakUp campaign and in the run up to the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety 2020, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety has launched #CommitToAct. #CommitToAct supports NGOs in pushing their local and national governments to make clear, meaningful, and specific commitments for road safety actions at policy, implementation, and enforcement levels, and then to track and highlight these commitments. These commitments can be big or small, but what matters is that they are acted on.

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Check out video testimonials from our South African Youth Ambassadors

Check out video testimonials from our South African Youth Ambassadors

Port Elizabeth was the destination for our third visit to South Africa to train a group of Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety. The training was a collaboration between the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSPZA), the South African Red Cross (SARCS) and sponsored by the Michelin Corporate Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, we worked with a group of young leaders from across the Limpopo Province. This group undertook road safety actions across the province, in townships, schools and communities. This time round, GRSP worked with SARCS to select a group of young people from the Nelson Mandela University.

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YOURS participates in 1st Meeting of Eastern Mediterranean Road Safety Legislators

YOURS participates in 1st Meeting of Eastern Mediterranean Road Safety Legislators

From June 25 to the 27th, the First Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Region for Road Safety Legislators took place in Muscat, Oman. The forum reunited around 40 regional legislators and health leaders from more than 20 countries to discuss leadership, legislation and data.

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Reporting back from a successful Youth Ambassador Training in South Africa

Reporting back from a successful Youth Ambassador Training in South Africa

Port Elizabeth was the destination for our third visit to South Africa to train a group of Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety. The training was a collaboration between the Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSPZA), the South African Red Cross (SARCS) and sponsored by the Michelin Corporate Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, we worked with a group of young leaders from across the Limpopo Province. This group undertook road safety actions across the province, in townships, schools and communities. This time round, GRSP worked with SARCS to select a group of young people from the Nelson Mandela University.

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Driving should be your distraction, says this 'out-of-the-box' road safety ad

Driving should be your distraction, says this 'out-of-the-box' road safety ad

New Zealand spot from Clemenger BBDO paints keeping your eyes on the road as a blissful escape from your phone. In a world where young people are constantly bombarded, digitally, when driving young people who can legally drive should use it as an opportunity to 'switch off' from the digital and focus exclusively on the road.

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Why young people should demand a Safe System for our roads - NZ

Why young people should demand a Safe System for our roads - NZ

Road safety education empowers young people to get involved in the urgent work of making everyone’s journeys safer. A kōrero with Lisa Rossiter from the NZ Transport Agency. ‘New Zealand actually has a crisis on its hands,’ says Lisa Rossiter, the NZ Transport Agency’s Senior Manager, Strategic Interventions, when talking about death and serious injury rates from road crashes.

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Training with young humanitarians from Port Elizabeth kicks off in July

Training with young humanitarians from Port Elizabeth kicks off in July

From 15-19th July 2019, we will be joining partners in Eastern Cape of South Africa to deliver an empowerment training with young humanitarians in Port Elizabeth. 15 young people, selected from the South African Red Cross Society will be trained as Young Ambassadors in the region who will go on to run workshops and campaigns with university students and the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.

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Brian's Column: Why are roads chronically being designed for vehicles?

Brian's Column: Why are roads chronically being designed for vehicles?

Brian is back with his  regular columns of road safety through the eyes of a young person in Africa. He asks the question, Why are roads designed only for vehciles? Calling out the system to take a human centered approach.

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We launch our new 'Youth Stars' programme in collaboration with iRAP and FedEx

We launch our new 'Youth Stars' programme in collaboration with iRAP and FedEx

YOURS has teamed up with International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) to create our new '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. Youth Stars will is a programme expanding across the world with the potential to save young lives around universities and schools.

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70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

Tackling urban road safety must be a key priority for the European Union and European countries over the next decade, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of a new report. According to the data revealed today, road deaths on urban roads decreased at around half the rate of those on rural roads over the period 2010-2017. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – the three most vulnerable road user groups – represent 70% of those killed and seriously injured on urban roads.

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