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A call to action for decision makers - youth statement at Brasilia

A call to action for decision makers - youth statement at Brasilia

The 2nd High-Level Conference on road safety took place at the CICB in Brasiia, Brazil from 18-19th November 2015. The event brought together a global host of road safety stakeholders from international organizations, national government delegations, ministers, the private sector academia, NGOs and campaigners. As part of the closing ceremony, Director of YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Mr Floor Lieshout delivered a statement on behalf of youth.

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Reporting back from Brasilia - NGO Rally and Child Health Forum

Reporting back from Brasilia - NGO Rally and Child Health Forum

November has been a massive month for global road safety with a number of key events taking place. The pinnacle of which was the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, which took place on the 18th-19th November 2015. In the same week, a number of pre events took place bringing renewed focus on a range of road safety topics.

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Side-Event on Children & Youth at Brasilia High-Level Meeting

Side-Event on Children & Youth at Brasilia High-Level Meeting

Along with a multitude of partners, YOURS have organized a side-event Road Safety for Children & Youth at the 2nd High Level Meeting on Road Safety, taking place on 18th November 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The side-event is part of the meeting's official list of side-events taking place during the event to bring attention to road safety issues facing the global community at large.

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Brian's Column: Why are road crashes reported like normal occurences?

Brian's Column: Why are road crashes reported like normal occurences?

Our regular monthly columnist Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with his take on all things youth and road safety in Africa. This month, he places a focus on journalism and road safety in the media. A time where road traffic crashes remain the biggest killer of youth, he stresses that news should stop painting crashes to be an normal occurance but rather an investigative journey into prevention.

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WHO: New Global Status Report on Road Safety

WHO: New Global Status Report on Road Safety

Today the World Health Organization released a new Global Road Safety Status Report (2015). An important milestone monitoring the worldwide progress made on preventing road traffic injuries. Road traffic injuries remain the #1 cause of death for people aged 15-29 years.

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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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