Take part in tomorrow's online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

Take part in tomorrow's online chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

Tomorrow (Thursday 18th July 2013) The Center for American Progress is running a social media chat on Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda. It takes place at 08:30 EST (13:30 BST) The panel’s report recognizes in particular the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the post-2015 agenda. We call upon our youth network to take part and bring road safety to the table!


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A year ago, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a panel of 26 eminent people, including Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, to make recommendations for an ambitious global development agenda beyond the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals - the shared global antipoverty targets co-signed by all U.N. member states - at the end of 2015. 

If you are a young person with clear ideas, please join us for a social media chat with John Podesta and Tawakkol Karman to discuss youth issues and the post-2015 development agenda.

The panel’s report recognizes in particular the important role young people will play in shaping and realizing the post-2015 agenda.


 

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Read more about the Post-15 Agenda and why it is important for road safety to be on the agenda.


Podesta and Karman will answer questions about their work with the U.N. High-Level Panel and will provide an opportunity for youth to engage on the issues most pressing to them as the world moves into the next phase of global poverty eradication. The medium of the conversation will be English. 

Bringing Youth and Road Safety Issues to the Agenda
The statistics are clear and irrefutable, road traffic crashes are the single biggest killer of young people worldwide and is the leading health concern facing a future generation of world youth leaders.

Not only does road safety pose developmental problems, it affects ever element of economic growth. As young people passionate about road safety, it is clear that this issue must be bought to the agenda for the youth focus of the Post-2015 Agenda for global development.  

We therefore call upon our youth network for road safety to take part in this social media chat and bring road safety to the table for the Post-2015 Agenda.


We must bring attention to the facts that:

  • road traffic injuries are the No.1 killer of young people and this is unacceptable
  • this is a development issue, as it predominantly affects people in fast developing countries (low and middle-income)
  • every day hundreds of thousands of young people commute to school using dangerous roads, we do not want to die to get an education
  • the global road safety crisis needs a global solution and can only be tackled with a global cooperation
  • we, the young people, care about this issue, and road safety must be in the post-2015 agenda
     

How to take part?
1)  Register to take part on the Google + Hangout page. You can also submit a question here 
2)  Submit questions in advance, to @JohnPodesta on twitter using #Youth2015. Or on his facebook Facebook page Or by email amalknecht@americanprogress.org

Find out more information and how to get involved here.

 

Attachments

Read the ´Safe Roads for All` report

Links

Take part in the social media chat here
Read your copy of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit