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Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety - open for input and recommendations

Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety - open for input and recommendations

On 10 April 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on “Improving global road safety”. The resolution was sponsored by the Russian Federation and co-sponsored by dozens of other countries. Among key decisions, the resolution welcomed the offer of the Government of Brazil to host the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety in 2015. The conference will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, on 18-19 November 2015.

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FedEx publish Global Citizenship Report - road safety is key!

FedEx publish Global Citizenship Report - road safety is key!

Our friends at FedEx in United States have published their Global Citizenship Report for 2014. FedEx is a proud supporter of YOURS and we have supported our work since 2014. The report gives a focus on the depth of FedEx's investment in communities around the world; they also focus on road safety.

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TAC Cup in Australia targets youth with road safety messages

TAC Cup in Australia targets youth with road safety messages

The TAC Cup is an under 18 Australian rules football representative competition held in Victoria, Australia. It is based on geographic regions throughout country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne with each team representing 12 Victorian regions. Sponsored by the Traffc Accident Commssion in Victoria,Australia.

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Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil

Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil

In April 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) welcomed the Brazilian Government's offer to host the Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety through a resolution entitled “Improving global road safety”. The Conference will take place in Brasilia, Brazil on 18-19 November 2015, during the week in which many groups around the world mark the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is estimated that the Conference will bring together over 1,500 participants from 150 countries, among them Ministers of Health, Cities, Transport, and Interior; senior officials from United Nations agencies; representatives of civil society; and business leaders.

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Brian's Column: Do jokes have a place in road safety?

Brian's Column: Do jokes have a place in road safety?

Our regular columnist on all things Africa, Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another topical column on jokes in road safety. Is there a place for comedy in road safety messaging? Does it work? Some organizations believe it does and others believe it doesn't. Here, Brian lays the argument down for you to think about.

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Updates from the 4th Meeting of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

Updates from the 4th Meeting of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

The Fourth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims was  held on 13 and 14 March 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco with participation of 170 delegates from 52 countries. YOURS was involved with a 'pre-conference' workshop on Fundraising alongside FedEx as well as represented the youth voice within the Alliance meeting.

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Dubai student filmmaker nominated for awards for road safety film

Dubai student filmmaker nominated for awards for road safety film

Charlie Cracknell’s film titled ‘Safe Driving Saves Lives’ was recently nominated for Best Picture and Best Editing at the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival held annually in Doha, Qatar. The THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival attracts young film makers from around the world. The Festival serves as a platform for young people to create advocacy films on local or global issues.

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Youth to talk about road safety practices at Marrakech NGO meet

Youth to talk about road safety practices at Marrakech NGO meet

Akash Shah is an incredible activist from Pune, India who has been actively pushing for participation in the #SaveKidsLives campaign through his work via the Action for Pune Development. He will be joining campaigners and decision makers from across the world in attending Fourth Global Meeting of NGOs dealing with road safety to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on March 13. He will also join YOURS in pushing for youth issues to be a key priority at the event.

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Continuing the Post-2015 Development Agenda push - Policy Briefing

Continuing the Post-2015 Development Agenda push - Policy Briefing

As we have been continually reporting, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda is equipping the world with a focus for global development beyond the Millennium Development Goals. Road safety remains a topic that is continued to be advocated for with a specific mention in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent event continued on policy briefing for the cause by the FIA Foundation.

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UK drug driving campaign focuses on 'paranoia' effects

UK drug driving campaign focuses on 'paranoia' effects

Drink driving is a well documented cause with scientific backing on how alcohol impairs driving to a large extent. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is quite clear cut and now, drug driving is being given the same treatment in the UK. A new campaign by THINK! the road safety campaigning arm of the UK Department for Road Safety focuses on the effects of 'paranoia' on driving as well as the impairment effects of drug driving.

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Superhero gives helping hand to Georgian pedestrians

Superhero gives helping hand to Georgian pedestrians

Our friends and network member from the country of Georgia, Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads shared a great story of a 'superhero zebra' offering a helping hand to pedestrians across Georgia. Zebraman took to one of Georgia's smaller cities to promote safer pedestrian actions and spoke with people about road safety.

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Vote for FedEx's video - Boston College Contest to #SaveKidsLives

Vote for FedEx's video - Boston College Contest to #SaveKidsLives

FedEx is one of the largest companies in the world and have actively been working to spread the messages of road safety around the world. As company that works in over 250 cities in the United States offering key delivery services, they also recognise that road safety is incredibly important, especially since they have many delivery vans on the road. They have created an hard hitting video on road safety and kids and entered it into a CSR contest.

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Unique crowdfunding opportunity for road safety initiatives in UK

Unique crowdfunding opportunity for road safety initiatives in UK

Crowdfunding gives you the platform to raise money and generate support for individual projects and gives the crowd the opportunity to invest in an idea they believe in. As part of their Road Safety campaign AXA have teamed up with Crowdfunder to enable local initiatives to find the funding necessary to make roads safer for everyone.

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Road safety meets art - Graffiti expression explores key themes

Road safety meets art - Graffiti expression explores key themes

Road safety is often considered a topic that is 'uncool' and some go to the extent as calling it 'unsexy', yet YOURS has been revolutionizing that notion for many years. In those years, we have come across incredible pracitices for road safety that firmly place their ideas outside of the box and create something new, engaging and innovative. A case example is a recently graffiti workshop conducted by Mohammad Ali, a world famous graffiti artist who took up the cause of road safety recently.

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His cousin's death inspired an Indian road safety campaign

His cousin's death inspired an Indian road safety campaign

The Guardian has featured many stories on road safety in the past years, especially with The Guardian Global Development series. In this article, the tell the touching story of when one man's cousin was killed in a road traffic crash, a campaign was started that could potentiall save millions of lives.

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Don't Take a Picture, Take a Drive! - youth campaign from Serbia

Don't Take a Picture, Take a Drive! - youth campaign from Serbia

A group of Serbian students recently shared their campaign video with us on the trend of young using social media behind the wheel. In their efforts to raise awareness, the girls have created a campaign video focusing on "selfies" behind the wheel. Check it out here.

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A Present for my Little Ones - Road Safety Poem by Kenyan Leader

A Present for my Little Ones - Road Safety Poem by Kenyan Leader

In late 2012, YOURS worked with an exceptional group of young Kenyan leaders to train them as facilitators. Many of them still talk of the day that road safety spark was ignited in them and passion for the cause born. One of those facilitators, a young leader working for the Kenya Red Cross, was inspired by the #SaveKidsLives campaign and wrote this poem.

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WHO Publish Road Safety Media Brief for journalists and media

WHO Publish Road Safety Media Brief for journalists and media

The World Health Organization have published a new Road Safety Media brief to enable journalists all around the world to accurately report on road safety around the world. The brief gives media personnel around the world bitesized evidence based information ready for publication, especially in placing a much needed spotlight on the cause as a major global health issue.

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Getting ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiations

Getting ready for the Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiations

Our friends at the FIA Foundation explain the latest processes of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and what it means for road safety. Read how you can get involved with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and the latest information on the process as it reaches its climax this year.

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Promoting walking in Africa - what's at stake? - Article by CityLab

Promoting walking in Africa - what's at stake? - Article by CityLab

Africa is the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt to encourage walkability and prevent isolating sprawl. There has been a focus on 'sharing the road' for some time. This article by CityLabs written by Sam Sturgis explains the African situation.

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