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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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Global Youth Coalition launches call for artists!

Global Youth Coalition launches call for artists!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has recently launched a call for artists to participate in its upcoming #ClaimingOurSpace campaign! The Youth Coalition, along with YOURS - Youth for Road Safety, TotalEnergies Foundation, and Create 2030 are looking for artists to join an arts residency that supports young people’s voices in efforts to address road safety issues and help prevent road traffic injuries.

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Meet the speakers of our Road Safety and Youth in Africa side event!

Meet the speakers of our Road Safety and Youth in Africa side event!

This Tuesday, 15 February, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety and the Global Youth Coalition with the European Commission are organizing an official side-event for Africa - Europe Week called Road Safety and Youth in Africa. The event will highlight the situation young people face on African roads. Representatives of the Youth Coalition will have a dialogue with high-level decision-makers from the European Union to bring these different issues to light. Meet the representatives and leaders joining the discussion!  

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Africa - Europe Week highlights road safety in Africa

Africa - Europe Week highlights road safety in Africa

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety through the Global Youth Coalition is leading an official side-event for Africa - Europe Week happening from the 14th to the 18 of February. The event, “Road Safety and Youth in Africa”, will gather youth leaders and high-level decision-makers to talk about the situation of African roads and how they affect young people and other road users. 

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Africa-Europe Week spotlight: Road safety and youth in Africa

Africa-Europe Week spotlight: Road safety and youth in Africa

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety through the Global Youth Coalition will be leading an official side-event during Africa-Europe Week as a lead-up to the 6th European Union-African Union Summit. The event, titled road safety and youth in Africa will shed light on the road safety experiences of young people in the region. The event will be streamed virtually on Tuesday, 15th February from 14:00 to 15:30 CET. Registration is now open . 

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Save the Date for our official side-event,

Save the Date for our official side-event, "Road safety and youth in Africa"

During the Africa-Europe Week, happening from the 14th to the 18th of February, European Union leaders and African Union member states will meet in Brussels for the 6th European Union - African Union summit on 17 and 18 February 2022.  In the run-up to the summit, YOURS will organize an interactive event together with the EU and AU. 

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Call for proposals: Reconnecting, Reinvigorating, Reimagining Injury Prevention

Call for proposals: Reconnecting, Reinvigorating, Reimagining Injury Prevention

The Public Health Association - Australia and World Health Organization have recently launched a call for abstracts for the q4th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety) happening from the 27th to the 30th of November 2022. The theme of the conference is "reconnection, reinvigorating, reimagining injury prevention" - this was chosen n the light of the pandemic and its effects on public health. We reproduced the article here:

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YOURS participates in ART X SDG Festival

YOURS participates in ART X SDG Festival

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Capacity Development Director Manpreet Darroch and Senior Project Manager Iván Viquez Solórzano joined the ARTS x SDGs Online Festival held last Friday, 14 January, to talk about the role of arts and young people in achieving the targets identified in the Global Goals. The Festival brings together members of the growing creative economy with different agencies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and was led by Create2030.

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UN Youth Envoy includes road safety under Health Priority Area in 2021 report

UN Youth Envoy includes road safety under Health Priority Area in 2021 report

8 January – the United Nations Youth Envoy released their annual report for 2021 that highlights the efforts of young leaders in helping achieve targets under different areas of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report discusses the efforts taken by the UN Youth Envoy under the leadership of Jayathma Wickramanayake to get closer to realizing the 2030 Agenda with and for young people. 

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Youth Coalition launches call for proposals for Local Actions 2022

Youth Coalition launches call for proposals for Local Actions 2022

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety is launching a call for proposals for Local Actions 2022! The Local Actions, initially launched last 2021, is a short-term or mid-term grassroots action plan oriented to address the most pressing road safety issues in a certain area or community. The call for proposals are open for official members of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety.

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Coalition leadership board member joins UNRSF Webinar for #Moments2Live4 campaign

Coalition leadership board member joins UNRSF Webinar for #Moments2Live4 campaign

Last week, 10 December, youth leadership board member Agathe Postif joined the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) in a webinar that premiered the official video of the #moments2live4 campaign. Apart from releasing the video, the webinar also featured a round table discussion on youth and road safety with special guest, Jean Todt from the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety. 

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Indonesia Youth Road Safety Warriors: local coalition established

Indonesia Youth Road Safety Warriors: local coalition established

The Minister of Transportation in Indonesia launched the Indonesia Youth Road Safety Warriors (IYRSW) Program as part of their role in the  Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka  or the Independent Study Independent Campus in the formal establishment of the Indonesia Youth Road Safety Coalition, as a space to all alumni. The theme aligns to support the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030 and culminated in the formal establishment of the IYRSC. 

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Coalition YLB member joins hearing for High-Level meeting on Global Road Safety

Coalition YLB member joins hearing for High-Level meeting on Global Road Safety

Last week, 3 December, the United Nations held and broadcasted the General Assembly of the High-level meeting on Global Road Safety – an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing. The hearing gathered representatives of Member States, observers of the General Assembly, parliamentarians, and other sectors to discuss the road safety agenda for the new Decade. Laura Daniela Gomez (Colombia), Youth Leadership Board of the Coalition joined the hearing under the multi-sectoral panel with representatives from other civil societies. 

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Global Youth Coalition celebrated with the Prince Michael International Award for Road Safety!

Global Youth Coalition celebrated with the Prince Michael International Award for Road Safety!

London, UK. We are delighted to announce that the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has been awarded the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award . The Global Youth Coalition was recognized through the achievement and impact of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety and the visibility of young people at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference for Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden in 2020.

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#Streetsforlife campaign presented with Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

#Streetsforlife campaign presented with Prince Michael International Road Safety Award

The #StreetsforLife #Love30 campaign for the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week has been presented with a 2021 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. The prestigious award is presented each year to examples of outstanding international road safety initiatives.

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YOURS joins World Day of Remembrance event by Brahma Kumaris

YOURS joins World Day of Remembrance event by Brahma Kumaris

Last Sunday, 21 November, the Brahma Kumaris Transport Wing in India held a live stream event for World Day of Remembrance. The transport and travel wing of Brahma Kumaris is involved in the field of education and value-based progress in the transportation, travel, and tourism sectors. YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch, joins the dignitaries to commemorate the victims of road crashes around the world. 

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iRAP holds Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) webinar

iRAP holds Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) webinar

Earlier on 11 November, the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) with AIP Foundation, the Automobile Association Vietnam, FIA, and FIA Foundation held a Star Rating for Schools webinar to show how to practically apply the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology that was developed by iRap through “hands-on” examples in Vietnam. 

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WHO launches special live stream for World Day of Remembrance

WHO launches special live stream for World Day of Remembrance

Earlier this week, 22 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) through the UN Road Safety Collaboration held a special live stream event to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The stream was divided into three parts; Remember. Support. Act. Each focused on key actions the respective stakeholders are taking toward ending the loss of lives on the world’s roads. 

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