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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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Eggs on Weed - Don't Drive High campaign from Canada

Eggs on Weed - Don't Drive High campaign from Canada

A new campaign from Arrive Alive Drive Sober and Ontario Student’s Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) gives focus to the use of cannabis while driving. It has been developed to address cannabis use and driving for youth in Ontario. Eggs On Weed just like to chill out and crack jokes. See what happens when they take their party on the road.

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Kill your speed, not your mates - New TfL campaign for young people

Kill your speed, not your mates - New TfL campaign for young people

The shocking consequences of speeding are brought home to young drivers as part of Transport for London (TfL’s) latest road safety campaign. A new advert depicting a young man confronting the tragic outcome of showing off while driving will screen in cinemas and on the XBox Dashboard for the next eight weeks.

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Save the Date! Third UN Global Road Safety Week 4-10 May 2015

Save the Date! Third UN Global Road Safety Week 4-10 May 2015

On 10 April 2014 a new UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution - "Improving global road safety" - requested WHO and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015. WHO and the regional commissions are pleased to announce that the Week will be held 4 - 10 May 2015 and the theme will be children and road safety.

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Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

Celebrities, singers and famous faces are no stranger to the world of global road safety. The Decade of Action Campaign has seen support from hundreds of high profiles and the latest to join the list of safety conscious celebrities is global pop sensation, Taylor Swift. She teams up with Toyota for a South East Asia Road Safety Campaign!

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Petitioning The Prime Minister of India - Road Safety in Delhi

Petitioning The Prime Minister of India - Road Safety in Delhi

Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. A new petition set up by students at IIT New Dehli petitions the Prime Minister of India and calls upon all people in all countries to sign up and help raise awareness of road safety in the country and beyond.

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Continuing Post-2015 road safety mission at ECOSOC Youth Forum NYC

Continuing Post-2015 road safety mission at ECOSOC Youth Forum NYC

Building on our multiplatform push for road safety to be recognized and included in the youth priorities of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, our work continues at the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth forum which will take place at the United Nations HQ, New York City, United States. The forum takes place on 2nd-3rd June 2014 building on previous consultations for youth priorities for the Post-2015 Agenda.

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Brian's Column: Does your organisation have a birthday?

Brian's Column: Does your organisation have a birthday?

Our regular columnist Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back focusing on the recent 50 year celebrations of Uganda Red Cross since its birth. The organization has used this big milestone to work on road safety initiatives around the country and Brian explores how you can use your organization's birthday as a platform for action!

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YOURS endorses UNSG Youth Envoy's Global Call on Youth Post-2015

YOURS endorses UNSG Youth Envoy's Global Call on Youth Post-2015

The objective of the GPY2015 partnership is to ensure that young people are actively participating in setting, implementing, and evaluating the new development agenda due to replace the MDGs in 2015. This partnership offers a unique platform for all stakeholders working on youth development to express their views, and help identify specific targets and indicators for youth empowerment, which could feature in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Millions still die on roads every year - an Akili Initative viewpoint

Millions still die on roads every year - an Akili Initative viewpoint

The Akili Initiative is an oranization that focuses on public health issues facing young people on a global scale . Akili has become the emerging voice of students in global health and focus on road safety as the primary health concern facing young people. Read their article on road traffic injury here.

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