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Take Action: Read the European Youth Declaration for Road Safety

Take Action: Read the European Youth Declaration for Road Safety

We have drafted and adopted this Declaration in order to proclaim our commitment to address the problem of road traffic fatalities and injuries, and to urge Europe to take action to prevent road accidents. This is the robust sentiment at the core of the European Youth Declaration for Road Safety that was adopted by over 52 youth delegates at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety 2011. Now, European Youth Ambassadors for Road Safety go back to their nations to share the declaration with key decision makers to influence change across Europe.

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IFRC put road safety firmly on their agenda at annual meeting

IFRC put road safety firmly on their agenda at annual meeting

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies (IFRC) met on 22-25 November 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland for their annual General Assembly meeting. The meeting brought together 186 national societies from around the world to discuss international priorities for the organization. This year, IFRC have put road safety on the agenda and commemorate the Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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Day 2 at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety

Day 2 at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety

At the end of day 2 at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety delegates from around Europe will depart with new knowledge, information and tools to implement road safety in their nations. Yesterday, we saw the adoption of the European Youth Declaration for Road Safety and delegates returned to the forum in high spirits to persevere with the road safety agenda of the final day of the forum.

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Day 1 at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety

Day 1 at the 4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety

A delegation from YOURS is currently in attendance along with over 40 European youth delegates at the European Youth Forum for Road Safety in Brussels, Belgium. Day 1 of 4th Edition of the European Youth Forum for Road Safety has already seen some momentous actions taking place that are set to pave the path ahead for sustainable road safety action in Europe with clear focus on road safety for young people. We report back on day 1 at the forum and some of the key highlights and learning points from the forum.

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Check out our report to the UNRSC for African Youth Assembly

Check out our report to the UNRSC for African Youth Assembly

YOURS is happy to share with you our report to the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration that took place last week (14-15th November 2011) at the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. The presentation is PREZI based and can be viewed at our link below!

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World Day of Remembrace - Embrace Life Photo Exhibition

World Day of Remembrace - Embrace Life Photo Exhibition

20/11/11 is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) and today, YOURS launches its Embrace Life Photo Exhibition. During the WDR we mourn the nearly 1.3 million deaths on our roads and reminds us to embrace life and commit to road safety. We share with you this collection of inspiring pictures from people around the world who have shown us how they embrace life and commit to road safety. Check out our exhibition now.

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims - Sunday reflection

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims - Sunday reflection

Ban Ki Moon: "Each day, nearly 3,500 people die on the roads. Tens of thousands more are injured. Families are broken apart. The futures of young people are dashed. Road accidents have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29. This is an unacceptable price to pay for mobility". The World Day of Remembrance is an annual event that takes a moment to reflect upon the lives lost on our roads and to make conscious efforts to change the situation through road safety.

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4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety set for 24-25th November

4th European Youth Forum for Road Safety set for 24-25th November

Last year, YOURS had the pleasure of attending the European Youth Forum for Road Safety in Brussels, Belgium. YOURS helped chair a road safety workshop as well as giving a presentation about the global youth network for road safety.

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2nd African Road Safety Conference - An Opinion Piece from a young delegate

2nd African Road Safety Conference - An Opinion Piece from a young delegate

YOURS is proud to have one its active young spokespeople for road safety Mr Brian Mwebaze from Uganda report back from the 2nd African Road Safety Conference. Brian has written his own report from his own opinion and YOURS gives Brian the opportunity to provide his analysis from a young person's perspective. 

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Submission period for Embrace Life is over! Thank you for your photos!

Submission period for Embrace Life is over! Thank you for your photos!

The sumbmission period for the Embrace Life Campaign is now over! We have received hundreds and hundreds of photos and we will now begin the process of branding each photo to explain how you embrace life and commit to road safety! YOURS thanks all participants for submitting their photos and taking the time to embrace life!

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Submit your photos for Embrace Life! 13/11/2011 deadline

Submit your photos for Embrace Life! 13/11/2011 deadline

This Sunday (13/11/2011) at 23:59 is the deadline for the Embrace Life Campaign photo submission! We have received lots of photos already and we are so excited to showcase them on the last Sunday of this month for the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims. We have included some of the pictures above and as you can see, they are a beautiful mix!

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The Story of YOURS: A step by step flash timeline for you to explore!

The Story of YOURS: A step by step flash timeline for you to explore!

As you will see, the YOURS website is expanding and developing every day. As you navigate around our website, you will see constant new additions, new information and new interactive data that is digestable for our youth network. Now, we have added flash timeline so you can read a step by step presentation of how YOURS came to be, all the way from inception to creation of the NGO.

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YOURS to Report on African Youth Assembly at 14th UNRSC Meeting

YOURS to Report on African Youth Assembly at 14th UNRSC Meeting

As an official member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) YOURS will be attending the 14th UNRSC meeting on 15-16th November 2011 at the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. YOURS will have the opportunity to report to UNRSC members and a key area of focus will be our most recent activities including the momentous First African Youth Assembly for Road Safety.

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The Second African Road Safety Conference - Ethiopia

The Second African Road Safety Conference - Ethiopia

The Second African Road Safety Conference takes place today (9-11 November 2011) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. YOURS is very happy to see the attendance of Mr Aliou Oumarou (Coordinator of the French Speaking African Countries) as well as Mr Brian Mwebaze from Uganda attending. They bring their youth experience in road safety to the conference which will bring a much needed attention to youth and road safety issues to an African decision making delegation.

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United Nations Secretary General publishes road safety report

United Nations Secretary General publishes road safety report

The United Nations Secretary General has published his 2011 final report on road safety presented to the United Nations General Assembly. It shows that there have been concerted efforts for road safety around the world and many more after the launch of the momentous Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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Vote for your favourite road safety poster for Europe!

Vote for your favourite road safety poster for Europe!

Last month, European Directoral General MOVE initated a poster competition for Europe. They receieved over 800 entries from designers all around the 27 EU Member States. The European Commission's own poster judging jury have selected the 10 best posters and nows its over to you to choose your favourite one!

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Choose Your Way - Road safety research with young people in Bulgaria

Choose Your Way - Road safety research with young people in Bulgaria

'Choose Your Way' is an interesting research initiative focused a fundamental understanding of human behaviour in relation to young people. The project was undertaken with young people and included a range of road safety activities to gauge young people's opinion of an improved road safety situation and what this would look like. The results show that in Bulgaria, the short and long term solutions differed illustrating that road safety is a multi-faceted problem with numerous solutions in a given time and place.

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Winter is coming: tips to stay safe as motorists!

Winter is coming: tips to stay safe as motorists!

Variable weather conditions pose a wide range of problems for road users. In order to minimise accident risk, drivers need to fully adapt their driving to the different conditions. Extremes of temperature (even those experienced in the UK) will soon show up any deficiencies both in your vehicle and in your skill as a driver.

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Public campaigns can cut road fatalities - an expert opinion

Public campaigns can cut road fatalities - an expert opinion

Sustained public information campaigns on road safety can play a crucial role in reducing road fatalities on GCC roads, according to a UK government marketing professional. Emma Stranack, deputy director of external communications at the Department for Transport in the UK, said that raising and sustaining public awareness of the key risks of speeding, mobile phone use, and not wearing seatbelts, helps change attitudes about road safety, leading to safer and more considerate road behaviour.

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Brand Oman launches 3rd Muscat Youth Summit

Brand Oman launches 3rd Muscat Youth Summit

They might come at the end of the alphabet, but this year's Muscat Youth Summit participants will soon be tackling some of the most complex problems our world has ever faced. That is Generation Z, born from 1995 onwards, young people that have never known life without computers, mobile phones or the Internet and this year, road safety sits on the agenda as a key global issue facing young people.

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