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The Inter-American Developmental Bank - road safety programs

The Inter-American Developmental Bank - road safety programs

YOURS recently partnered with The Inter-American Developmental Bank on the release of the Surreal Poster Series. This partnership saw a massive subscription to the posters in the Americas region and brought much global publicity for this road safety tool. Here we look at the IDB's efforts for road safety.

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Road safety is a sustainability issue: a thought provoking article

Road safety is a sustainability issue: a thought provoking article

YOURS mentions the overwhelming burden of road traffic crashes throughout this site and we our aim to combat this burden to significantly reduce the amount of young people being killed on the world's roads. We feel it is important to feature articles that summarize these concerns in a thought provoking manner. Today, we feature an article by Elaine Cohen, a sustainability writer and CSR consultant.

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YOURS has selected the CORE Group - we welcome our new group!

YOURS has selected the CORE Group - we welcome our new group!

YOURS is very excited to announce the establishment of our new group; The CORE Group. After nearly two months of applications, selection, interviews and recruitment, we have finally found our CORE Group, the Coordinators of the Regions from around the world who will work with YOURS on our network expansion and bolstering of our global reach.

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Can you design a poster for Europe? Poster competition from DG Move

Can you design a poster for Europe? Poster competition from DG Move

Calling all young graphic designers and graphic design students! Can you design a unique road safety poster aimed at young European drivers? The European Commission wants your creativity to help spread the message about responsible driving among young people, one of the most vulnerable groups on the roads. The winning poster will be translated into the EU’s 23 official languages, distributed in all 27 EU countries and used for a communication campaign in Brussels and possibly for similar campaigns across all 27 EU Member States!

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Spotlight on GRSP South Africa - road safety in South Africa

Spotlight on GRSP South Africa - road safety in South Africa

YOURS has implemented a new criteria for its network and we are happy to see a growth in the wealth of information being inputted in the MINE Section. As mentioned a few weeks ago, YOURS will be spotlighting organizations that have the best information about their work. This month, we put the spotlight on GRSP South Africa.

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The economic and social costs of global road crashes: A Summary

The economic and social costs of global road crashes: A Summary

YOURS strives to offer its subsribers and members digestable information to build capacity and increase knowledge of global road safety issues. There are many scholarly reports written on road safety which are often hard to understand for their technical approach. In this article, we focus on the major economic and social costs of global road crahes by pulling information from scholarly texts that is easy to understand.

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YOURS is to publish: Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexico Road Congress

YOURS is to publish: Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexico Road Congress

Director of YOURS Mr Floor Lieshout is to publish his paper, Youth and Road Safety Issues at Mexicos 24th World Road Congress taking place in Mexico City on 26-30th September 2011. The event brings together over 3,000 delegates and this paper will bring much needed attention to youth and road safety on a global level with key stakeholders in global road safety.

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YOURS is supporting the first ever African Youth Forum for Road Safety

YOURS is supporting the first ever African Youth Forum for Road Safety

The African Youth Forum for Road Safety is unique event and the first of its kind in the African Region taking place next month (October) in Niger, Africa. YOURS, as partners of the event will be supporting the event in its entirety and is looking forward to facilitating the youth movement for road safety in Africa.

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Interview for CORE Group position taking place next week!

Interview for CORE Group position taking place next week!

Shortlisted candidates for the Coordinator of the Regions position for the YOURS CORE Group are to be interviewed next week in a string of international interviews as YOURS continues its selection process for the group. We have seen a high standard of applicants making the position extremely competitive.

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YOURS annual global awareness campaign coming shortly!

YOURS annual global awareness campaign coming shortly!

YOURS is in the region of completion in the planning phase of our new global awareness campaign. Every year, YOURS will initiate a global campaign where members of our network and all interested parties can take part and raise awareness about road safety in a creative manner.

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Applicants for YOURS CORE Group have been Shortlisted!

Applicants for YOURS CORE Group have been Shortlisted!

YOURS has been through the incredibly difficult process of shortlisting all candidates for the YOURS CORE Group positions. The selection process saw lots of competition and a wealth of experience and commitment but ultimately, only a short group could be shortlisted for the final round to find our Coordinators of the Regions.

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Stay Alert, Stay Alive - Road safety campaign launched before Grand Prix

Stay Alert, Stay Alive - Road safety campaign launched before Grand Prix

Stay Alert, Stay Alive – that's the message for local and visiting bikers during the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The Isle of Man Constabulary and the Department of Infrastructure have launched a road safety campaign ahead of the festival which starts on Saturday.

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Update your profile and you could be spotlighted!

Update your profile and you could be spotlighted!

YOURS is encouraging the members of the Global Youth Network for Road Safety to update their profiles on the MINE section. This is to ensure that our network stay envigorated and lively and that your recent projects and activities are given worthy visibility and promotion! Organizations and projects with the highest quality information will given a special spotlight on the YOURS website.

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Michelin steers society to safety with new campaigns in China

Michelin steers society to safety with new campaigns in China

Being a tyre maker always committed to improving its products, Michelin says it makes safety a firm focus. The company has issued its "Michelin China Road Safety Manifesto" in Beijing, along with the launch of the Michelin 2011 Road Safety Campaign themed "Safety, One Step Forward". As part of this, it launched a series of activities aimed at mobilizing concrete action for the improvement of road safety in China.

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YOURS reopens applications for CORE Group: South and Middle Americas

YOURS reopens applications for CORE Group: South and Middle Americas

YOURS has reopened the applications for the CORE Group in the region of South and Middle Americas. We do this under the premise of ensuring this region holds a representative mix of applicants that can be shortlisted and can represent this large region. YOURS opens the region for applications for a further week.

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MALTA: Road safety campaign will lay stress on use of bicycles

MALTA: Road safety campaign will lay stress on use of bicycles

Motorists will be taught how to drive around cyclists while bicycle riders will learn how to keep themselves safe through a campaign planned by the transport authority. The campaign would also address other dangerous road habits such as speeding and drink-driving with the aim of making roads safer all round, a spokesman from Transport Malta said. A date for its launch has yet to be established.

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Mandela legacy and South African national road safety

Mandela legacy and South African national road safety

The inspirational story of President Nelson Mandela's leadership in Africa has left a historical hallmark on international political action. His personal struggle as well as the political action for equality in South Africa has placed Mr Mandela as one of the most inspiring leaders worldwide. His personal association with road safety is rooted in tragic losses due to road crashes his foundation is implementing road safety solutions.

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CORE Group Vacancies Now Closed

CORE Group Vacancies Now Closed

The deadline for the YOURS CORE Group is now closed. We have received an unprecedented amount of applicants and overwhelmed with the global response. All applicants have been informed of receipt of their application. We are now currently undertaking the shortlisting process for all applications. All applicants can expect to hear from YOURS by 19th August.

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Spurs and Orlanda Pirates wear the Tag for Zenani and the Decade

Spurs and Orlanda Pirates wear the Tag for Zenani and the Decade

In memory of Zenani Mandela and to raise awareness for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, Tottenham Hotspur and the Orlando Pirates wore the yellow road safety Tag on black armbands during their match on 19 July 2011 at Mbombela Stadium, South Africa.

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Vacancies update: apply by 31st July for the CORE Group

Vacancies update: apply by 31st July for the CORE Group

The recent announcement of vanacies at YOURS to join the new CORE Group - Coordinators of the Regions has generated a lot of interest. We have received applications from around the world, from Africa to India to the Mediterrenean to South America. But applications are not closed yet, to be in with a chance to be a CORE Group member, you still have more than a week to apply!

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