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YOURS in the media! Share your local stories about our work together

YOURS in the media! Share your local stories about our work together

We have recently compiled a list of international and local media features from around the world in our collaborative efforts for road safety. Many of the news stories have been generated by news outlets who have placed the spotlight on youth and road safety issues as they have arisen on national media features around the globe. You can see them here as well as submit your own stories.

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Driving 'selfies' - a dangerous trend that could end your life

Driving 'selfies' - a dangerous trend that could end your life

The dangerous nature of distracted driving is well documented. More recently, the trend of 'selfies' has also shot up amongst young people sharing pictures on social media. Did you know that some people are even doing this behind the wheel? A new report from the car maker Ford reveals shocking statistics.

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Brians Column: The role of African young people in road safety

Brians Column: The role of African young people in road safety

Brian’s column is back this month, this time reporting back from 3rd Global Road Safety Partnership Africa Seminar that was held from 10th-14th August 2014 at Southern Sun Hotel, Cape Town (South Africa). In this edition, he offers his insight into the role of young people in Africa and how they can contribute to road safety.

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ISO - NextGen tackling road safety kicks off with first webinar

ISO - NextGen tackling road safety kicks off with first webinar

YOURS has recently partnered with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for their NextGen programme which focuses on youth and road safety issues. Road accidents are the #1 killer of young people world- wide. ISO NextGen - Road safety is looking for the next generation of experts to discuss the major challenges in this field and how International Standards might help. It has a sister project, ISO NextGen – Climate change, with similar aims.

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Take part in Project Yellow Light and win! - South America and Caribbean

Take part in Project Yellow Light and win! - South America and Caribbean

Our friends at the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) have launched a new project entitled, 'Project Yellow Light' calling on Spanish young people in South America and the Caribbean to take part in a video making contest on distracted driving with a chance to win $2000. The light yellow LAC project is a short film competition designed to encourage a change of attitude among young drivers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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CORE Group Rep delivers workshop at 63rd IFMSA General Assembly

CORE Group Rep delivers workshop at 63rd IFMSA General Assembly

YOURS CORE Group Representative for South East Asia Dr Naren Nallapeta is a trained surgeon and a member of the International Federation of Medical Students' Association (IMFSA), the biggest association of medication professionals around the world. He is also passionate about road safety and on the basis of this, attended the 63rd IMFSA General Assembly in Taiwan with the mission of sharing road safety.

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Are you you this kind of driver? New PSA from Australia

Are you you this kind of driver? New PSA from Australia

Our Regional Coordinator representing the Western Pacific Region also works for RACQ - the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland. One of their missions is to educate Australians on the risk of the roads and this new PSA places the spotlight on frustrating drivers in a non-road setting.

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Check out our video report on the Belize Training of Facilitators 2014

Check out our video report on the Belize Training of Facilitators 2014

Last month, YOURS parntered with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize to run the training of facilitators in the region. A two week programme introducing 19 young Belizean leaders to road safety and facilitation, we have captured the two weeks in a short video with participant and partner testimonials!

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Brian's Column:

Brian's Column: "He drives like a girl" - masculinity in road safety?

In this month's column, Brian explores the masculinity around driving behaviour in africa. From driving too fast to the phrase, 'You drive like a girl'. Does this mean women drive better or worse? Brian's column explores some of ideals behind masculine driving and combating the idea of a 'driving like a girl'.

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‘Mandela Day’ call for UN post-2015 action on road safety

‘Mandela Day’ call for UN post-2015 action on road safety

As the world reflects on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, we give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom and our future. Mandela day offers people an opportunity to take action and in his name, The Zenani Mandela Campaign continues to promote the cause on an international platform.

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ISO - NextGen is tackling road safety for young people - join now!

ISO - NextGen is tackling road safety for young people - join now!

YOURS has recently partnered with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for their NextGen programme which focuses on youth and road safety issues. Road accidents are the #1 killer of young people world- wide. ISO NextGen - Road safety is looking for the next generation of experts to discuss the major challenges in this field and how International Standards might help. It has a sister project, ISO NextGen – Climate change, with similar aims.

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Your Ideas Your Initiatives - European schools contest campaign

Your Ideas Your Initiatives - European schools contest campaign

Our friends at Your Ideas, Your Iniatives have launched a road safety summer contest aimed at young people and the world of education. You can play on their Facebook page and win a Kindle every 15 days! This competition is aligned with the yearly school project of Your Ideas, Your Iniatives, that encourages young people in schools to come with innovative road safety solutions and projects with the chance of winning prizes.

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7 child deaths a day prompt Save the Children ‘7% project’ - Thailand

7 child deaths a day prompt Save the Children ‘7% project’ - Thailand

A new campaign supported by our friends at the FIA Foundation has been launched in Thailand in response to the shocking figures that 7 children die every day in the country. Working with Save the Children and the AIP Foundation, the FIA Foundation is supporting a major new campaign to protect children on Thailand’s roads. Traffic accidents kill more than 7 children a day in Thailand and injuring or disabling almost 200.

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Training of Facilitators in Belize, Caribbean completes first stage!

Training of Facilitators in Belize, Caribbean completes first stage!

We are incredibly excited to announce that last week, we successfully completed the first stage of the Training of Facilitators. The training took place in Belmopan, Belize and concluded on the 27th June 2014. 19 youth leaders were equipped with the skills, knowledge and ignited passion to reach more than 2000 young people through road safety workshops across Belize.

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Brian's Column: Road Safety Advocacy Opportunities from Africa

Brian's Column: Road Safety Advocacy Opportunities from Africa

Our regular columnist Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another column, this time with opportunities for advocacy action in Africa. From East to West Africa, Brian is shares the latest ways you can push for road safety in the region. Read this and more Brian's columns!

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Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads: 1 minute tv spot on road safety

Georgia Alliance for Safe Roads: 1 minute tv spot on road safety

Our friends in Georgia from the Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads recently appeared on a TV programme '1 Minute' where people get the opportunity to speak for 1 minute on things they are passionaite about. Ms Kobalia, Diretor of the organization took a moment to talk about road safety and avoiding drink driving.

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Updates from Training of Facilitators - Belmopan, Belize

Updates from Training of Facilitators - Belmopan, Belize

'The YOURS Training officially kicked off on Monday 16th June 2014 and is off to an incredibly dynamic, engaging and informative start', say our participants. The training sees 19 young leaders, specially selected by the Government of Belize to partake in the two week training and subsequently reach over 2000 young Belizeans.

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Training of Faciliators to kick off in Belize, Caribbean with youth leaders

Training of Faciliators to kick off in Belize, Caribbean with youth leaders

We are very excited to kick off the first Training of Facilitators in Belmopan, Belize tomorrow (16th June) the second road safety training run by YOURS and in the Caribbean region. The training is coordinated by the Government of Belize (GOBZ) with a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and is set to train 18 young leaders in youth and road safety issues who will subsequently reach over 2000 young people in the coming year.

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Reporting back from the ECOSOC Youth Forum - NYC

Reporting back from the ECOSOC Youth Forum - NYC

In New York, the third annual ECOSOC Youth Forum concluded with a Global Youth Call being presented to Member States. Endorsed by more than 1,000 youth and civil society organizations from some 140 countries, the Global Youth Call is an emerging global consensus on concrete proposals for target areas on youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Forty speakers from the floor provided their comments and reflections on the consolidated document.

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Road safety target in zero draft of Post-2015 Development Agenda!

Road safety target in zero draft of Post-2015 Development Agenda!

We are very excited to share that a specific road safety goal has been mentioned in the zero draft in the "Introduction and proposed goals and targets on sustainable development for the Post-2015 Development Agenda". The international road safety community, under the great leadership of FIA Foundation, has been working tirelessly to ensure that a specific target for safe and sustainable transport is mentioned in the coming agenda and this zero draft is a good sign of things to come, although the work does not stop here. Let's keep it in!

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