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Improve your skills in injury prevention with WHO's Mentor VIP - Applications Open

Improve your skills in injury prevention with WHO's Mentor VIP - Applications Open

MENTOR-VIP is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring programme. It has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts. Applications for MENTOR-VIP are now open once again. This means individuals wishing to apply to be mentored during 2018-2019 may make their applications via the WHO website between now and May 4.

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#MatesMatter - peer influence for designated drivers by Think! and LadBible

#MatesMatter - peer influence for designated drivers by Think! and LadBible

In their own words, "The LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and breaking news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers". Think! Road Safety in the UK is one of the world's most well known road safety campaign agencies, working on a range of road safety topics in the UK. The two organizations have teamed up to present #MatesMatter, a social campaign that places a funny lens over designated-driving and a somewhat subtle anti-drink driving message aimed at young males.

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WHO develop indicators for global road safety targets - what does it mean?

WHO develop indicators for global road safety targets - what does it mean?

In November 2017, the United Nations agreed on a set of 12 targets that directly relate to the Sustainable Development Goals: SDG target 3.6 seeks to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020 and SDG target 11.2 aims to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport by 2030. The set of 12 targets need indicators to ensure that progress is being made and that countries work towards implementing new initiatives, laws and changes to reduce road crahes.

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Apply for All Bar None Scholarship for One Young World 2018, The Hague

Apply for All Bar None Scholarship for One Young World 2018, The Hague

One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. One YOung World is a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. They stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors. At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

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"Get Bitter or Better" - Inspirational story from Jacob a USA youth leader!

There are around 1.8 billion young people in the world today, the biggest population of youth in history under the age of 25. Yet, more than 1000 children and young people die every day on the world’s road. Most of us believe it could never happen to us. I never would’ve imagined having a personal experience with road safety, but I soon realized it affects all of us.

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Young person's guide to 'changing the world' - a quick guide for the Global Goals

Young person's guide to 'changing the world' - a quick guide for the Global Goals

AIESEC, a global youth-led organization, has partnered with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to produce a guide of daily actions and activities that can be carried out to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guide was produced building on ideas from 500 young leaders from 126 countries.

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Brian's Column: Local Rwandese women motor passengers wear safety helmets!

Brian's Column: Local Rwandese women motor passengers wear safety helmets!

Our regular columnist Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back in the new year with his regular column. Brian gives a low down on road safety issues facing young people in Africa. From observational commentary, good practise and frustrations. Brian offers a no-holds-barred insight into the world of road safety in Africa.

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Fixers are looking for passionate young people for road safety projects in the UK

Fixers are looking for passionate young people for road safety projects in the UK

With statistics showing that road crashes are the number one killer of young people in the UK, Fixers are taking action on road safety. Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. In 2018, Fixers are looking for young people age 16-25 to run a road safety project in the UK. 

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SDGs in Action - the app highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs in Action - the app highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs.

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"How I learnt road safety from my son" - a perspective from India

Children may teach us a thing or two about traffic rules, especially if they are learning them the right way: the digital way My 11-year-old son has done Marc Prensky proud. He has picked up most of his traffic rules playing Driving School 2016 on his iPad and waves this knowledge at me when I am at the wheel. Author of Digital Game-Based Learning and Teaching Digital Natives , Prensky believes that to be able to teach digital natives anything effectively, the lessons have to be framed in their language.

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Delft Road Safety Course open for applications for 2018

Delft Road Safety Course open for applications for 2018

A new two-week course on road safety in low and middle income countries is open for appliaction.  As in 2017 the course is offered by Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC) in association with FIA Foundation.  Both organizations build on several successful years of running this and similar training programmes. The course will be held at 17-28 September 2018, at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Today the course has been opened for registration.

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Word of the year: Can we create a

Word of the year: Can we create a "youthquake" for road safety in 2018?

Every year, many analysts and observers of society turn to language to help us mark where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are heading. One word has been judged as not only reflective of the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of this past year, but as having lasting potential as a word of cultural significance. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is… youthquake.

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"Heroes drive in pajamas" - a young driver initiative by Zavod Vozim, Slovenia

The Slovenian initiative Heroes drive in pajamas" went viral after a press conference in Ljubljana. The initiative by Zavod VOZIM, insurance company Generali Zavarovalnica and partners, offers a solution to current problems of young people driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Breaking: Our Capacity Development Programme becomes multi award winning!

Breaking: Our Capacity Development Programme becomes multi award winning!

We are so excited to share a proud moment with you. We have been awarded the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for our work in creating a generation of youth road safety champions. Our Capacity Development Programme has inspired and empowered young people on nearly every continent of the world to take meaningful action for road safety in their communities and beyond.

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Africa Advocates Training open for applications via Global Alliance

Africa Advocates Training open for applications via Global Alliance

Alliance Advocates are selected through a rigorous training program designed to find those applicants who will benefit most from the training.  In 2018, Alliance Advocate training is shifting from a single global training course to several regional courses. The training will take place in collaboration with FedEx and delivered by YOURS. We invite members of the Global Alliance who are eligible for the training in the region to apply! The African Alliance Advocate training, which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2018 is now open for applications.

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Fundación MAPFRE Awards - For those who make the world a better place

Fundación MAPFRE Awards - For those who make the world a better place

In 2015, we won the prestigious Fundación MAPFRE Award for 'Best Road Safety Initiative' celebrating the 2014 edition of the awards. This year, the 2017 awards are open for nomination and will be selected and celebrated in 2018. The mechanics have also been simplified: the documentation must be submitted via web; by March 1, 2017, contact information can be sent through Fundación MAPFRE's website. More information is available below.

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Read about our delivery of the second Alliance Advocates training - USA

Read about our delivery of the second Alliance Advocates training - USA

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (also known as 'The Alliance') received a generous grant from FedEx to help further develop the capacity of the 200+ Alliance members (reached in 2017) in 90 countries. The Alliance created the 'Alliance Empowerment Program', an overarching program that has the aim to work with NGO leaders to improve their effectiveness and impact. Members of the Alliance identified several key areas for development that would help them in their road safety missions on the ground.

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Historic moment for global road safety as governments agree on targets

Historic moment for global road safety as governments agree on targets

In an historic move, Member States have concluded work on a comprehensive set of global road safety targets to measure progress on addressing key risk factors and service delivery mechanisms. At the meeting Member States were represented by senior government officials from capital cities and Geneva-based diplomatic missions, from a broad range of sectors, including health, transport, interior and police, among others. The meeting was chaired by Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien of Thailand.

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Be a superhero role model this festive season – youth road safety tips!

Be a superhero role model this festive season – youth road safety tips!

The festive period is a time for family and good company, food, drinks, indulgence, presents and fun! Did we miss anything out? While the positive sides of xmas and new year ring true for many of us and are season to look forward too, year on year road traffic crashes peak during this period. It’s a sad reality that dampens festive spirits and in the worse cases, destroys the peace of mind of families everywhere. For some young people, having a ‘lit’ holiday sometimes means indulging, in drinks or drugs (legal highs or illegal), this is also a reality facing youth. In many cultures where drinking is the center point of socialization, we as young people can take real meaningful steps to ensure we are safe on the road. It starts with us, it starts with being a superhero role model; not all heroes wear capes!

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#SaveKidsLives moves into the next phase of campaigning: #EveryLife

#SaveKidsLives moves into the next phase of campaigning: #EveryLife

As part of the campaigning team, we’re building on the momentum that campaigners helped achieve and today we’ a new phase is launching: the #EveryLife campaign . The campaign is stepping up to call for safe and healthy streets for every child – including air quality as well as traffic injury. As a mission, the campaign states, "With your continued support, we will fight to protect every child worldwide from needlessly dying on unsafe roads or suffering lifelong health problems due to breathing in toxic air. Road traffic is a major health burden to children causing both injury and respiratory illness. We are calling for action!"

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