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Commemorate the World Day of Remembrance: 15 Nov 2015

Commemorate the World Day of Remembrance: 15 Nov 2015

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.

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Hollywood's Luc Besson delivers powerful #SaveKidsLives message

Hollywood's Luc Besson delivers powerful #SaveKidsLives message

Acclaimed movie director Luc Besson has joined the #SaveKidsLives campaign, directing a powerful advocacy film highlighting the dangers, poor infrastructure and inequities facing millions of children around the world in their daily journey to and from school.

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Celebrate International Walk to School Day with #SaveKidsLives

Celebrate International Walk to School Day with #SaveKidsLives

The 7th October signifies International Walk to School day. The day promotes the fact that walking and bicycling to school is fun, healthy, promotes a cleaner environment, promotes safety and has clear community benefits. As we know, all around the world, many children do not make it school. In fact over 500 children are killed everyday on the world's roads. We encourage you to celebrate International Walk to School Day by signing the Child Declaration for Road Safety to #SaveKidsLives

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Time to deliver on promise of UN Global Goals -  FIA Foundation

Time to deliver on promise of UN Global Goals - FIA Foundation

Our friends at the FIA Foundation have published a review on the Global Goals focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals. It notes that the goals adopted will set the global mobility agenda for a generation.

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Reporting on road safety: a guide for journalists - WHO & Pulitzer

Reporting on road safety: a guide for journalists - WHO & Pulitzer

The World Health Organization has teamed up with the Pulitzer Center to strengthen the advice given to journalists on road safety. As a component of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme 2010-2014, WHO engaged with more than 1300 journalists in nine countries through tailored workshops on road safety. The aim was to increase media interest in and understanding of road safety as a critical health and development issue.

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The voice of youth in road safety: FIA Foundation Blog - take part!

The voice of youth in road safety: FIA Foundation Blog - take part!

Our friends over at the FIA Foundation recently set up a new blog to give international attention to the plight of youth on their website. Its a welcome addition to the Foundation's website which focuses on a range of issues including road safety as well as clean, green sustainable transport. The blog aims to empower youth by giving them a platform to write about the feelings on road safety. You can take part too!

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Introducing the YOURS National Road Safety Champions: Caribbean

Introducing the YOURS National Road Safety Champions: Caribbean

We are very excited to announce the recruitment of 11 new Youth Road Safety Champions from across the Carribean region who represent a new wave of road safety conscious youth. These National Champions join our ever growing network of youth who are passionate about the cause and want to take concrete action on the issue. This new group of National Champions come after the pilot in Anglophone Africa.

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Brian's Column: Young people need sustainable funding for #RoadSafety

Brian's Column: Young people need sustainable funding for #RoadSafety

Our monthly columnist Brian Mwebaze is back with another column focusing on the impact of road safety initiatives and a systematic underfunding of the cause. His column brings attention to the fact that youth are still the biggest effected group in terms of road traffic deaths and must be part of the solution in combating these statistics.

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Agency Invents GPS That Switches to a Child's Voice Around Schools

Agency Invents GPS That Switches to a Child's Voice Around Schools

Forsman & Bodenfors recently shared their new invention with us; a GPS that switches to a child's voice around schools in a powerful reminder to slow down and take extra care around school zones. The company has used inegenuity and creativity to address the road safety crisis facing children.

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How to not get hit by a car - Campaign by Safe Kids Worldwide

How to not get hit by a car - Campaign by Safe Kids Worldwide

Our friends at Safe Kids Worldwide in the United States of America have developed a new campaign and interactive infographic focusing on simple tips to avoid being hit by a car as a child and youth. We think that much of this information is revelant to our youth audience and network to so we share it with you here.

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Children and youth must be a focus at Brasilia conference

Children and youth must be a focus at Brasilia conference

Back in 2009, YOURS launched itself on the global stage at the First Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in hosted by the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia. Since then, we have seen some remarkable developments for global road safety. As the follow up to this event takes place in November in Brasilia, Brazil, YOURS is pushing for a youth-led side event on Children and Road Safety.

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YOURS Ambassador Aakash featured in The Times of India

YOURS Ambassador Aakash featured in The Times of India

YOURS' Ambassador for the Post-2015 Agenda Mr Aakash Shah has recently been featured in India's biggest circular newspaper, The Times of India to bring awareness to his efforts across the world. Aakash joined the YOURS team recently to work on the infuencing the Post-2015 Agenda.

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Safety 2016: Call for abstracts is now open!

Safety 2016: Call for abstracts is now open!

The 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion - Safety 2016 - will be held from 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland. Hosted by the Finnish National Institute for health and Welfare (THL) and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization. Safety 2016 is addressing a broad range of violence and injury prevention topics including emerging issues in the field.  

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6 crucial road safety tips for the road trip holiday season

6 crucial road safety tips for the road trip holiday season

The summer has shown its glorious face and for many people, especially in the USA, this means holiday season and extended 'road trips'. Yahoo, the online giant has taken a step to ensure its users are safer on the road with '6 Road Trip Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life', we share them with you here.

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Calling on Caribbean and Latin American youth for Project Yellow Light

Calling on Caribbean and Latin American youth for Project Yellow Light

Our friends over at the Caribbean Development Bank are working with Project Yellow light to encourage young people to create road safety awareness videos. Make a video. Their straplines are simple, "Win a prize. Save a life". Caribbean and Latin American youth can enter the  contest and could win a trip for submitting your video to attend the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Mexico or win an iPad mini!

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Road safety targets in Sustainable Development Agenda secured!

Road safety targets in Sustainable Development Agenda secured!

As you would have seen on the YOURS website, we have been involved in the push to include road safety targets in the forthcoming Sustainable Development Agenda Post 2015. Along with our Global Youth Network for Road Safety we have been at the forefront of advocating for road safety targets to be included from a youth perspective in the UN's youth calls for input. We are very happy to announce that road safety targets have been included in the final text of the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN member states in New York!

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Brian's Column: African youth must ACT locally for road safety

Brian's Column: African youth must ACT locally for road safety

Our regular columnist Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with his regular column. This time he's talking about the milestones that have influenced change in Africa while focusing on the things that still require immediate attention. His column is challenging the current status quo not mainstreaming youth in road safety decisions and calls upon all to do so.

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YOURS pushes for SDG targets and high level involvement in Brasilia

YOURS pushes for SDG targets and high level involvement in Brasilia

Alongside the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and the global momentum of the #SaveKidsLives campaign, YOURS has been involved in an advocacy push calling for selected permanent missions to keep in the specific road safety targets mentioned in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Alongside this, we have called on global leaders to be involved in the Brasilia conference in November and bring a youth delegation with them. The advocacy push has been lead by Mr Aakash Shah, YOURS' Ambassador for the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

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A beauty blogger and road safety campaigner: Jordan's inspiring story

A beauty blogger and road safety campaigner: Jordan's inspiring story

Not so long ago, we met with road safety campaigner and beauty blogger Jordan Bone who travels around the UK telling her story of 'Remembering to think twice'. When she was 15, Jordan was involved in a road traffic crash that left her paralysed. Turning her life around, Jordan's fashion blog has lifted off globally and along with it, her message for road safety.

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 Can Funny Traffic Signs Save Drivers' Lives?

Can Funny Traffic Signs Save Drivers' Lives?

Highway agencies are increasingly using humor and wit to try to get people to drive safer but do the messages work? We've covered the topic of jokes and comedy in road safety before. In some parts of the world, a humor filled message is said to be effective at getting driving to comply with road safety.

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