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Didier Drogba supports global road safety in name of Zenani Mandela

Didier Drogba supports global road safety in name of Zenani Mandela

Whether you are in the know of the latest transfers, final fixtures or champions league play-offs, there are certain names in the world of football that need little introduction and Didier Drogba is one of them. For those of you that don't know him however, he is one of the stars of Premier League clubs Chelsea FC and one of the world's leading goal scorers from Africa. Now, Drogba has pledged support for global road safety raising awareness to millions.

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The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part One: Alcohol

The Surreal Poster Series: Key Risk Factors - Part One: Alcohol

The Surreal Poster Series has been a program that was highly subscribed to. Delegates are able to download the poster series for free, featuring five posters focusing on the five key risk factors in road safety. Now, YOURS is featuring a focus on each poster explaining the risk factor behind each theme. This week, we focus on alcohol...

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One year since the Decade of Action - a look at YOURS' contribution

One year since the Decade of Action - a look at YOURS' contribution

It has officially been one full year since we saw the Decade of Action for Road Safety passed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in May 2011. The Decade calls upon nations, governments, civil society and road safety stakeholders to take action in actively reducing road crashes globally. We take a look back at the Decade's launch in 2011 and YOURS' contribution throughout the first year.

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Seeing My World through a Safer Lens - calling US creative video makers

Seeing My World through a Safer Lens - calling US creative video makers

In commemoration of their 20th anniversary, the United States organization, Center for Disease Control have, via their department of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, are hosting a video contest to answer the question, 'What does Injury and Violence Prevention Look Like in My Community?'. They are calling on creative video makers to address this question by shooting a video through a safer lens.

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Brian's Column: Visibility of all road users shouldn’t be a debate in Africa

Brian's Column: Visibility of all road users shouldn’t be a debate in Africa

Every month, Brian writes his column on road safety issues in Africa. Brian is a road safety activist, campaigner and public health peer educator give his column a candid insight into the world of youth and road safety issues in Africa. This month, Brian draws upon his experience of a public level debate on the use of reflectors in the night in Uganda, a debate that is common sense but where some place a political agenda on the subject. Read more here!

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The impossibe texting and driving test - a Youtube viral sensation!

The impossibe texting and driving test - a Youtube viral sensation!

On the 27th May 2012, Responsible Young Drivers Beligum uploaded one of their latest road safety videos, the 'Impossible texting while driving test'. This wholly unique video has, since entering the world wide web via Youtube has received nearly half a million hits making it a real viral sensation and a captivating message that is being spread across the web with gusto.

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YOURS Founding Member Michelin receives prestigious road safety award

YOURS Founding Member Michelin receives prestigious road safety award

Yesterday, at the Decade of Action Policy and Donor Forum held in New York City, Founding Member of YOURS Michelin received the prestigious and highly coveted International Road Safety Award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent. Michelin were praised for their outstanding contribution to global road safety.  

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2012 Decade of Action Forum takes place today - New York City

2012 Decade of Action Forum takes place today - New York City

The first annual Decade of Action for Road Policy and Donor Forum will be held today in New York City, USA. The 2012 Decade of Action Forum will be held alongside the prestigious international road safety awards presented by HRH Prince Michael of Kent who will announce the first Decade of Action for Road Safety Award organized by the Road Safety Fund in partnership with the Commission for Global Road Safety.

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Guardian global road safety column reports on youth road death burden

Guardian global road safety column reports on youth road death burden

In a partnership with the Road Safety Fund, one of the world's most frequently read papers, The Guardian, features a regular road safety column to bring attention to the global road safety crisis. In an article featuring a report requesting for the embedding of road safety into the forthcoming  Rio+20 Framework, The Guardian has featured an article focusing on the biggest killer of young people; road traffic crashes.

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Celebrity support for road safety is stimulating global attention

Celebrity support for road safety is stimulating global attention

Whether we love them or hate them, there is no denying the power of the celebrity when getting a public message across. While most celebrities choose to stick away from pro-bono or public interest work, other embrace social action and use their influence in the interest of society. Since the Decade of Action for Road Safety launched in May last year, numerous celebrities have pledged for road safety, here we take a look at a few of them.

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Eurovision singers support road safety in Eastern Europe

Eurovision singers support road safety in Eastern Europe

Every year, Europe tunes in to the Eurovision Song Contest, a comptetion where 43 of Europe's countries showcase their best song with the hope of winning the coveted title of Eurovision champion. After parading their music to the world via an extravagant television show, it is over to Europe to vote in their millions for their favourite act. Last year saw the title given to Nikki from Azerbaijan and now the much loved winner has pledged for road safety reaching thousands across Europe!

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See behind the scenes of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit

See behind the scenes of the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit

The Youth and Road Safety Action Kit is here and the journey that has led up to its final publication has been a creative one for both the YOURS team and the designers behind the kit: Airspace Studio. From its inception to creative mapping, the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit was designed from scratch including the whole 3D city that is featured throughout the kit. See behind the scenes.  

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European Youth Declaration for Road Safety gains momentum

European Youth Declaration for Road Safety gains momentum

The European Youth Declaration for Road Safety adopted in late 2011 at the European Youth Forum for Road Safety has been passed on to national road safety decision makers around Europe. At the forum, youth leaders from across Europe gathered to share best practices in youth and road safety issues around Europe and adopted the European Youth Declaration for Road Safety.

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United Nations General Assembly pass new road safety resolution

United Nations General Assembly pass new road safety resolution

On April 19 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution set to improve global road safety. Resolution A/66/L.43 recognizes the global public health and development burden resulting from road traffic crashes, while taking into account the efforts made by some low and middle income countries to implement best practices, set ambitious targets and monitor road traffic fatalities.

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Brain's Column: A personal experience of youth taking a stand in Africa!

Brain's Column: A personal experience of youth taking a stand in Africa!

Our regular columnist Mr Brian Bilal Mwebaze offers YOURS a unique perspective every month in his articles about road safety and young people in Africa. In this column, Brian draws upon a recent experience of taking a taxi in Uganda and being scared for his life in an overloaded and speeding vehicle but with some clever persuation of the young passengers, road safety was achieved!

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Launch of Youth and Road Safety Action Kit at UNRSC

Launch of Youth and Road Safety Action Kit at UNRSC

On 16th April 2012 Director of YOURS Mr Floor Lieshout officially launched our new publication; The Youth and Road Safety Action Kit at the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration meeting in Washington DC, USA. The launch coincided with our official online launch on the YOURS website!

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YOURS officially publishes the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit today!

YOURS officially publishes the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit today!

With great anticipation and excitement, today, YOURS has officially published the unique tool geared for road safety action; the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit! This publication is the first of its kind ever where young people from around the world will have universal and free access to pick up this kit, learn about the global road safety crisis facing young people and start some action! The kit is available to view and download now!

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Youth and Road Safety Action Kit launching at partner conference, Mexico

Youth and Road Safety Action Kit launching at partner conference, Mexico

YOURS is proud to announce that the first launch of our first publication, the Youth and Road Safety Action Kit will take place at the 5th Latin American and 4th Inter-American Health Promotion and Health Education Conference. Our key partner in the production of this kit, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) are coordinating the event.

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United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Meeting - Washington

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Meeting - Washington

The 15th United Nations Road Safety Road Safety Collaboration meeting (UNRSC) is taking place on  16-17th April 2012 in Washington DC. The meeting is being hosted by the World Bank and this meeting will be a landmark event for YOURS as we launch our brand new publication, The Youth and Road Safety Action Kit!

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My name is Shannon and I survived - Shannon Gwynne's story

My name is Shannon and I survived - Shannon Gwynne's story

YOURS recently made contact with Shannon Gwynne, an inspiring young lady who tells the story of her harrowing experience at the hands of a drunk driver. What is more alarming is that the drunk driver was her mother and she was a young passenger of the event. Read Shannon's story at YOURS.

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