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We joined the Galician Congress of Road Safety and Education

We joined the Galician Congress of Road Safety and Education

Marking another local milestone, one of the Global Youth Coalition's Youth Leadership Board members Laura Daniela Gómez joins the Congreso Gallego de Seguridad y Educación Viaria or the Galician Congress of Road Safety and Education to represent the Youth Coalition last 19 May. Dani talked about the programs and projects of the Youth Coalition, emphasizing how they empower young people around the world. 

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INVOLVE US! SDG Champion calls on leaders to partner with youth

INVOLVE US! SDG Champion calls on leaders to partner with youth

Our SDG Champion, Soumita Chakraborty, called on leaders and other stakeholders to involve young people in the implementation of the Global Plan during a live session about the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 - 2030 last 18 May at Leipzig, Germany. The session was led by our friends from the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, Global Road Safety Partnership, and Johns Hopkins.

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Take part in the Alliance’s #CommitToAct #StreetsForLife Week of Action

Take part in the Alliance’s #CommitToAct #StreetsForLife Week of Action

The Global Alliance for NGOs for Road Safety is launching the   #CommitToAct #StreetsForLife Week of Action this week, starting Monday, 16 May. Following up on the 2021 UN Global Road Safety Week, the campaign is poised to mobilize civil societies to push decision-makers to make specific and meaningful commitments that will make roads safer and more livable for everyone.

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Youth and their role in a new deal for road safety

Youth and their role in a new deal for road safety

We have some very exciting news! Our SDG Champion for Climate Action, Soumita Chakraborty, is joining the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, the Road Safety Partnership Collaboration, and the Johns Hopkins University in a session called A New Deal for Road Safety. The event is happening live in Germany this coming 18 May 1t 4:30 PM CEST. Live updates will be shared from the official Twitter account of the Alliance so be sure to connect with them as soon as you can. 

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PRESS RELEASE: The new YOURS Academy is now live!

PRESS RELEASE: The new YOURS Academy is now live!

3 MAY 2022 - YOURS - Youth for Road Safety has officially launched its newest interactive learning platform, the YOURS Academy . The Academy is the definitive online road safety learning school where youth can learn about the global road safety crisis. It takes all the best practices from YOURS’ award-winning in-person trainings and turns them into a self-paced learning experience that young people can access anytime, anywhere.

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Get ready for our learning latest platform, the YOURS Academy

Get ready for our learning latest platform, the YOURS Academy

We have some really exciting news! This month, we are getting ready to launch our latest platform, YOURS Academy. Join us in our online launch this May 3, Tuesday, at 3 pm CET to learn more about this latest opportunity.  The Academy takes our award-winning in-person training sessions and turns them into an interactive, self-paced learning experience that can be accessed anytime and anywhere in the world.

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Check out our Policy Brief on Quality Education and Road Safety

Check out our Policy Brief on Quality Education and Road Safety

20 April 2022 - We launched our second policy brief this week, focusing on how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Quality Education connects with road safety and sustainable mobility. The Brief was written by two of our SDG champions, Thiago Gruner (Brazil) and Alex Ayub (Kenya). Check it out if you want to get a better understanding of how road safety and safe mobility influence and affect access to quality education! 

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YLB members join second virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022

YLB members join second virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum 2022

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety Youth Leadership Board members Thiago Gruner (Brazil) and Alison Collard de Beaufort will join global delegates in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2022. During the Forum, youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.

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AIP Head’s up session spotlights youth participation in road safety

AIP Head’s up session spotlights youth participation in road safety

Last week, April 8, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Communications Manager Maolin Macatangay joined the AIP Foundation in their Head’s Up webinar series focused on youth participation in road safety. The session sought to share information, knowledge, and tools around youth and road safety as well as discuss and disseminate good practices when it comes to youth engagement at local, regional, and global levels.

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Global Youth Coalition launches #ClaimingOurSpace campaign

Global Youth Coalition launches #ClaimingOurSpace campaign

4 April 2022 - YOURS - Youth for Road Safety through the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched its latest art campaign called the #ClaimingOurSpace campaign . The campaign will use art and other forms of creative expression to capture the voices of young people in road safety and highlight why they should be meaningfully engaged when it comes to matters around road safety and sustainable mobility.  

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Art and road safety highlighted during Africa Youth SDG Summit

Art and road safety highlighted during Africa Youth SDG Summit

Last week, 9 March, Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety member Kenneth Mulinde joined an official side event during the African Youth SDG Summit, Africa’s largest youth forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. The event was hosted by the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF). The session was all about the projects the different organizations were implementing to ensure safe and sustainable mobility within their countries and sectors.

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We are very excited to present our Local Actions 2022 Winners!

We are very excited to present our Local Actions 2022 Winners!

Earlier this year, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety announced a call for proposals for Local Actions 2022. The call invited members of the Youth Coalition to short-term or mid-term grassroots action plants that are oriented to address the most pressing road safety issues in their areas. The Youth Coalition received over sixty Local Actions applications. Through a rigorous and competitive process, the selection committee behind the initiative was able to select seventeen projects to support and fund for the year 2022. We are pleased to present our Winners and their projects! 

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ITF: Are we on track to have road crash fatalities by 2030?

ITF: Are we on track to have road crash fatalities by 2030?

Last Tuesday, March 8, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Communications Manager, Maolin Macatangay, joined the International Transport Forum (ITF) panel on Women and Road Safety to answer the question of whether we are on track to meet SDG Target 3.6: reducing the number of road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030.

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Youth Coalition releases SDG 5 Policy Brief for International Women’s Month

Youth Coalition releases SDG 5 Policy Brief for International Women’s Month

For Women’s Month, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety released their Policy Paper for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 which establishes the connection between gender equality and road safety and sustainable mobility. The paper was written by some of the SDG Champions of the Youth Coalition which include Laura Daniela Gómez from Colombia, Olufunke Elizabeth Afesojaye from Nigeria, and Valeria Bernal Castillo from Colombia. 

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Alliance Statement of Concern for the High-level Meeting Declaration Negotiations

Alliance Statement of Concern for the High-level Meeting Declaration Negotiations

Civil society is looking to the High-level Meeting on Road Safety in New York in June 2022 with an equal sense of excitement and hope. The Second Decade of Action for Road Safety has started, with its Global Plan in place, and the Supporting Event for the High-level Meeting in December 2021 has built high expectations that the High-level Meeting will be an important milestone in the global effort to reduce the unacceptable number of people killed on our roads, every minute, every day and every year. We hope that the High-level Meeting will set the stage for real leadership, allocation of resources and implementation of actions to meet this objective.

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YOURS joins International Transport Forum event for Women’s Day

YOURS joins International Transport Forum event for Women’s Day

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Executive Director Floor Lieshout will join the International Transport Forum (ITF) in a virtual event to commemorate International Women’s Day 2022. The session will be guided by the topic; Women and Road Safety: Are we on track to meet SDG Target 3.6? It’s happening next Tuesday, 8 March, from 11 AM to 12 PM CET. Registrations are open !

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YOURS team grows with new staff roles and positions

YOURS team grows with new staff roles and positions

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety is continuously working on its role as the growing authority on youth and road safety issues both locally and globally. To ensure that the organization moves with the changing needs of young people and the road safety and sustainable mobility sector, we brought in new and capable people who can help further the road safety and youth agendas. We are pleased to present the people behind the YOURS team!

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Local Actions advocacy video wins best film in Global Film Festival for Road Safety

Local Actions advocacy video wins best film in Global Film Festival for Road Safety

Geneva, Switzerland - 2021 Local Actions winner and YOURS - Youth for Road Safety Junior Project Manager Sana’a Khasawneh recently won Best Road Safety Film for the youth category for her film مسألة ثواني: حملة توعية بالسلامة المرورية or “a matter of seconds”  during the Global Road Safety Film Festival organized by the Foundation Laser International (LIFE) in collaboration with United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) from the 21st to the 22nd of February. 

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Africa-Europe Week side-event: Recommendation doc for youth participation

Africa-Europe Week side-event: Recommendation doc for youth participation

Tuesday, February 15 - The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety, African Union, and the European Union organized “Road Safety and Youth in Africa”, an official side-event to Africa-Europe Week. The event featured youth leaders and high-level policymakers engaged in an intergenerational dialogue to discuss the situation young people faced on African roads. 

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High-level policymakers and youth leaders come together during Africa-Europe Week

High-level policymakers and youth leaders come together during Africa-Europe Week

Earlier on Tuesday, 15 February, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety, African Union, and the European Union came together to organize “Youth and Road Safety in Africa”, one of the official side-events during Africa-Europe week that leads up to the EU-AU Summit. During the session, youth leaders and high-level policymakers came together to talk about the road safety situation around African roads and how these issues affect young people.

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