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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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Uganda Red Cross embarks on boda-boda sensitization for road safety

Uganda Red Cross embarks on boda-boda sensitization for road safety

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is set to sensitize boda-boda riders countrywide on road safety and First Aid treatment, the vice chairman of the central governing board of URCS, Dr. Dominic Lali has announced. Our resident columinst at YOURS - Brian Bilal Mwebaze works with the Uganda Red Cross who are currently spearheading road safety campaigns in the country and as a beacon of action for Africa.

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WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health - RTIs recognized

WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health - RTIs recognized

WHO's "Health for the world’s adolescents" report reveals that depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years. The top 3 causes of adolescent deaths globally are road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million adolescents died in 2012. This new report recognised road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for young people the world over and a considerable health burden facing youth.

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WCY2014 Sri Lanka- Biggest killer of youth still to be recognized

WCY2014 Sri Lanka- Biggest killer of youth still to be recognized

From the 5th – 10th May 2014, the biggest youth conference in the world brought together young people from over 170 countries and took place on the foot of the Indian Ocean in the ‘Wonder of Asia’ Sri Lanka. The event carried the tagline of ‘Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ and served as one of the principal methods of hearing young people’s voices in the next development agenda moving beyond Millennium Development Goals.

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RTIRN seeking contributions: NGO's and RTI

RTIRN seeking contributions: NGO's and RTI

The Road traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) is a partnership of over 1083 individuals and institutions from 113 countries. They are now starting the process of putting together their July-September Newsletter dedicated to “NGO’s and RTI” and they are seeking contributions.

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YOURS to attend World Conference on Youth - Sri Lanka

YOURS to attend World Conference on Youth - Sri Lanka

Our advocacy pillar has a clear goal; to ensure youth and road safety issues are placed high on international agendas around the world and given the attention it deserves as the number one killer of young people aged 15-29 globally. This is our strategy as a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and our continued efforts to push for road safety to be recognised as a Post-2015 Development Agenda focus.

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VYBZING Forum update: Chousiel Youth & Sports Council project

VYBZING Forum update: Chousiel Youth & Sports Council project

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) illustrate their real commitment to youth and road safety. They have awarded a USD10,000 grant to Choiseul Youth and Sports Council, Choiseul, St. Lucia to implement a road safety project in their district. The grant award follows a challenge issued by the Bank in May of this year to participants in its VYBZING Youth Forum in St. Lucia, to prepare and submit proposals for community-based projects for funding consideration, centred around last year’s VYBZING theme, “Road Safety: Save a Life, Save a Future.”

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Klosters Guide to Bike Safety - Infographic from Australia

Klosters Guide to Bike Safety - Infographic from Australia

Our friends at Klosters, one of Australia's leading car dealership recently shared their new bike safety initiative to raise awareness about the cause. Their infographic gives a low down on the increase in road traffic crashes and the particular risk of the roads faced by bike riders. Check it out here.

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Updates from European Road Safety Charter Workshop - Portugal

Updates from European Road Safety Charter Workshop - Portugal

Our YOURS Coordinator for Europe Ms Ana Rita Lavado, as a passionate advocate for road safety across the European Region, has been involved in a range of advocacy efforts. Her latest updates comes after the implementation from a workshop based around the European Road Safety Charter in Portugal.

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Y4PT Conference kicks off in Dubai - youth and public transport

Y4PT Conference kicks off in Dubai - youth and public transport

Youth for Public Transport - an organization coordinated by the UITP organization in the Middle East. The youth meeting focuses on tackling some of the challenges faced during the use of public transport as well as promoting its use for a sustainable future.

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A Cocktail for Disaster - drink driving campaign from SIXT

A Cocktail for Disaster - drink driving campaign from SIXT

Our friends at SIXT, one of the biggest vehicle rental services in the UK have shared their latest campaign on road safety, A Cocktail for Disaster to raise awareness on drink driving. The campaign gives a low down on the dangers of drink and drug driving alongside a smart video. Check it out here.

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Coming soon: Global Youth and Road Safety Research Hub!

Coming soon: Global Youth and Road Safety Research Hub!

In our mission to always be relevant and useful to our Youth Network for Road Safety, we have teamed up with key researcher Ms Kalkidan Mulugeta to create a new Global Youth and Road Safety Research Hub. This hub will compile data from around the world on youth and road safety topics compiling an international resource point of journals, studies, research and case studies.

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YOURS joins Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

YOURS joins Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport

We are very happy to announce that we have officially joined Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector). SLoCaT promotes the integration on sustainable transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change.

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Reporting from the World Urban Forum - Mr Daniel Cano

Reporting from the World Urban Forum - Mr Daniel Cano

Last week, our CORE Group Representative for South America, Mr Daniel Cano attended the  prestigious World Urban Forum 7 (WUF) in Medellin, Colombia representing YOURS with the mission of bringing the global road safety cause to the table. He has written a report for YOURS and we share it with you here.

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Brian's Column: Are the police in your road safety plans?

Brian's Column: Are the police in your road safety plans?

Our regular monthly columnist Brian Bilal Mwebaze is back with another column on road safety opinions and happenings in Africa. This month, Brian briefly addresses the importance of involving the police in your road safety actions, afterall, road safety laws are only as good as their enforcement.

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United Nations pass resolution for road safety and Post-2015 Agenda

United Nations pass resolution for road safety and Post-2015 Agenda

Last week, the United Nations convened for the 19th Road Safety Collaboration Meeting (UNRSC) followed by the meeting of the General Assembly. Global action to combat a growing worldwide epidemic road deaths and injuries must become part of the UN’s new priorities for development, the UN General Assembly was told on 10 April as it passed a new Resolution to address the crisis.

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Hands-free is not risk-free - infographic from NSC USA explains

Hands-free is not risk-free - infographic from NSC USA explains

In our modern, we know that distracted driving is a major cause of road traffic crashes. Our mind just cannot multi-task and we also know that talking on a mobile phone has been banned in many countries already but what about handsfree talking? A new infographic from the National Safety Council in the United States have explained that 'Hands-free is not risk-free!',

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Update from South East Asia - Epidemiology of crashes in India

Update from South East Asia - Epidemiology of crashes in India

Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Our CORE Group Representative for South East Asia, Dr Naren Nallapeta shared a key study by the TATA Trust focusing on the causes of road crashes in his home country of India. It shows rapid motorization in one of the most populated coutries in the world.

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