Happy New Year! - let's make 2014 the year of action

Happy New Year! - let's make 2014 the year of action

Everybody at YOURS wishes you a big warm welcome to 2014 and as we say goodbye to the great year of 2013, we look ahead to a year of road safety action all across the world. Our mission to create a world where young people are safe on the roads is stronger than ever and the road safety flame burns strong, igniting new beacons of action around the world as we continue our work and look ahead to the new year.

2013 proved to be another massive year at YOURS as we look back at the groundbreaking year that was, we welcome 2014 and the promise it brings for road safety action for young people all around the world. This year is set to be the biggest yet with lots of road safety activity, campaigning and advocacy as we look ahead to year of action!

We thank you for all your support over the past year and know we can count on you to make 2014 another brilliant year. We have some key highlights from the previous year to be proud of, your involvement in our joing campaigns and efforts.

2013 was another big year for YOURS as we increased our activity on the ground and expanded our network to over 70 countries!

We are now representing youth and road and safety organizations, projects and campaigns in all continents and bring this voice to the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration. You can join still join our network as applications are open all year round.

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In 2013, we began our work in the Caribbean when YOURS implemented the VYBZING Forum focused on road safety in Saint Lucia. The forum was a big success and trained 28 youth leaders from Saint Lucia in road safety and project management as well as focusing on a range of advocacy skills for the cause.

In 2013, YOURS  also began to document its Capacity Development Programme portfolio including the range of workshops from around the world already conducted. You can view these here.

We also ran the YOURS edition of the Long Short Walk and the Youth Category Edition of the Global Road Safety Film Festival.

There were lots of achievements in 2013 that can be viewed in our news stories. You can read them here.

Another big milestone was the implementation of the second Training of Facilitators in Kenya, the full two week training of facilitators programme. We thank our sponsors; Michelin, Road Safety Fund, Tom Tom and local Kenyan partners for enabling this to happen!

We feel the gallery below depicts diversity, the energy of youth and the growing work of YOURS! We look forward to working with you all in 2014. For now, click on the link below and see 2013 in pictures. Stay tuned for lots of opportunities in 2014!

yours 2013 in pics