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COP26 Panels: discussing youth experiences during the climate crisis

COP26 Panels: discussing youth experiences during the climate crisis

Last week, Coalition member and SDG Champion Omnia el Omrani joined two different panels for the United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties (COP26). The first was for the Presidency Event titled accelerating the ZEV Transition: A One-Way Street held on 10 November and the next was with the Global Alliance: Cities 4 Children titled Our Climate, Our Future on 11 November. 

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UN Secretary-General highlight YOURS' efforts in road safety report

UN Secretary-General highlight YOURS' efforts in road safety report

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently released Resolution A/76/348: Improving Global Road Safety. The report highlights and acknowledges activities carried out in support of the new Decade of Action’s target of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. The report was prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) in consultation with the United Nations. 

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Climate policy brief by the Youth Coalition launched during COP26

Climate policy brief by the Youth Coalition launched during COP26

Last week from the 1 st  to the 5 th  of November, Coalition member and SDG Champion Omnia el Omrani attended the United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties (COP26) to represent the Coalition and establish the link between road safety and climate. COP26 is a formal negotiation session for different countries and stakeholders to advance their climate commitments and actions. 

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Coalition SDG Champion Omnia El Omrani represents Coalition in COP26

Coalition SDG Champion Omnia El Omrani represents Coalition in COP26

Global Youth Coalition Member and SDG Champion, Omnia El Omrani, represents the Coalition in the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties or COP26.  The Conference is an avenue for governments, organizations, individuals, and other stakeholders to have formal negotiation sessions to talk about climate issues, commitments, and actions. As a delegate, Omnia will bring forward the road safety demands of young people as it connects with climate change. 

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What is COP26 and how does it affect youth and road safety?

What is COP26 and how does it affect youth and road safety?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is currently underway, beginning from 31 October until 12 November. News about the Conference has dominated local and global headlines, highlighting the call of different sectors to take action in regard to the climate crisis. But what exactly is COP26?

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Youth leaders join handovers of the Global Plan

Youth leaders join handovers of the Global Plan

Simultaneous with the launch of the Global Plan led by the World Health Organization (WHO), members of the Global Youth Coalition from Uganda and Rwanda joined local handovers of the Global Plan to local governments, ministers, and decision-makers. Last week, October 28, Oliva Nalwadda and Kenneth Mulinde from Uganda and Nkumbuye Amie from Rwanda represented young people during handovers of the Plan. 

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WHO officially launches Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety

WHO officially launches Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety

Last week, October 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) through the Road Safety Collaboration launched the Global Plan in an online event. The session discussed the Global Plan for Road Safety, what it can be used for, how it can be used, and how it will aid in the achievement of road safety targets listed in the Decade of Action for Road Safety. 

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NOW HIRING: The YOURS Team is looking for a Project Manager!

NOW HIRING: The YOURS Team is looking for a Project Manager!

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for a project manager to help support the strategic ambitions of the organization.  The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, in collaboration with the YOURS team and following the organizational principles, vision, and mission.

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Join our official event for COY16 on road safety and decarbonization

Join our official event for COY16 on road safety and decarbonization

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety along with FIA Foundation is leading a workshop during the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) which connects road safety with transport decarbonization. The workshop, titled “Connecting the biggest killer of youth and transport decarbonization” will be held virtually this coming Friday, 29 October, at 3 pm BST or 4 pm CET on COY's digital platform.

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Coalition YLB member to join launch of Global Plan for the Decade of Action

Coalition YLB member to join launch of Global Plan for the Decade of Action

Global Youth Coalition Youth Leadership Board member, Deepanshu Gupta (India), joins the launch of the Global Plan led by the World Health Organization. The launch, happening on Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm CET, will feature global road safety leaders who will highlight the “what to dos”, “how to dos”, and “whos” of road safety and the Global Plan. Read about how Deepanshu is involved in road safety and the role of the Decade of Action and the Global Plan in his efforts to further road safety and sustainable mobility.

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Young people and their involvement in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action

Young people and their involvement in the Global Plan for the Decade of Action

Earlier last week, October 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Global Plan for the Decade of Action 2021-2030. The Global Plan describes what is needed to achieve the road safety targets listed under the Decade of Action for Road Safety. It also calls on governments and partners to implement and integrate the Safe Systems Approach in the creation and implementation of strategies on road safety, sustainable mobility, and urban design. 

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What is the Decade of Action for Road Safety?

What is the Decade of Action for Road Safety?

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.35 million people die every year with 20 to 50 million more being injured because of road crashes. Young people aged 15-29 are the most affected with more than half of road traffic deaths happening to vulnerable road users which include pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. To address this, WHO released the first Decade of Action for Road Safety in May 2011 for the years 2011 - 2020.

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Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety welcomes FIA Foundation as a new partner

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety welcomes FIA Foundation as a new partner

We are delighted to announce that the FIA Foundation has partnered with YOURS - Youth for Road Safety and the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety (the Coalition) to bolster global youth advocacy.  With this new 3-year partnership (2021-2023), we aim to elevate youth leadership in the road safety agenda and arm young people with the tools to hold decision-makers to account.

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Mobilizing youth on converging the climate and mobility agenda

Mobilizing youth on converging the climate and mobility agenda

Last Thursday, September 30, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety along with FIA Foundation and Restless Development led an official side event under the All4Climate – an event that gathers different stakeholders on climate, mobility, and air quality where they can share their contributions to the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP). 

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Raquel Barrios, Project Manager of the Youth Coalition, brings youth to iRAP governance

Raquel Barrios, Project Manager of the Youth Coalition, brings youth to iRAP governance

A huge congratulations to our very own Raquel Barrios for joining the iRAP - International Road Assessment Programme Board and will help make sure that the youth agenda is integrated into iRAP's efforts to provide training technology and support to build and sustain national, regional, and local capabilities to improve the quality of the world's roads to three-stars or more. 

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Meet the panelists for #Move4Change!

Meet the panelists for #Move4Change!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, FIA Foundation, and Restless Development are partnering up to lead Move4Change: Mobilising youth for the converging agendas of sustainable mobility, air quality, and climate change – an official side event under All4Climate under Pre-COP or the Conference of Parties. Happening this Thursday, September 30, at 3 PM CET, the event will bring together youth leaders, policymakers, and decision-makers from around the world to talk about the environment, climate action, public health, and road safety. 

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YOURS joins Members of Parliament (MP) – Led Road Safety Event in Thailand

YOURS joins Members of Parliament (MP) – Led Road Safety Event in Thailand

YOURS Executive Director Floor Lieshout and YOURS Communications Officer Maolin Macatangay join the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Transport 1 st  Meeting with the theme “Towards the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety: Sharing Responsibilities, Engaging Young People” last Friday, September 17, to talk about YOURS, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, and meaningful youth participation. 

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All4Climate: Why is it important and how it connects mobility and climate

All4Climate: Why is it important and how it connects mobility and climate

Under the Conference of Parties or COP, the UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change also organized side events under  All4Climate  - an opportunity that provides different stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to COP. YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, Restless Development, and FIA Foundation will be leading an official side event titled Move4Change: Mobilizing youth for the converging agendas of safe, active, and sustainable mobility and air quality for tackling climate change on Thursday, September 30 at 3 pm CET. 

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Join our All4Climate side event for COP - Conference of Parties

Join our All4Climate side event for COP - Conference of Parties

As part of the events under the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled this November 2021, the UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change also organizes side events under All4Climate - an opportunity that provides different stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to COP.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Art for Road Safety Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the Art for Road Safety Challenge!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Art for Road Safety Challenge! Big up to Rital Khasawneh for winning the challenge on Egypt Week, the team of Musa Ssempebwa, Patrick Musoke Hillington, Ronald Kushemererwa, and Steven Kyalire Fred for Uganda Week, and Pierre Sada Sarr for Senegal Week! The winners were selected young people from all over the world through the Global Youth Coalition’s Instagram account. The submission with the most likes/views wins the challenge for the respective week.

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