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Zenani Mandela Scholarship for Road Safety: Application Call

Zenani Mandela Scholarship for Road Safety: Application Call

The Zenani Mandela Scholarship for Road Safety, set up in the name of Mr Nelson Mandela's young grandaughter who passed away in a trafic road crash, is calling for applications for its scholarship. The applications are open for young South African young people who have illustrated leadership in road safety.

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Our Future Mobility Now

Our Future Mobility Now

YOURS would like to announce a great opportunity for youth to direcly engage with the CEO´s of the European car manufacturers on how they see their future mobility needs. It is a unique opportunity to help shape tomorrow´s safer world.

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Spotlight on: The Suraya Foundation - Dubai

Spotlight on: The Suraya Foundation - Dubai

This month, YOURS features Suraya Foundation,non-profit road safety organization based in Dubai focussing on preventing reckless driving amongst young people and the general public. The Suraya Foundation have partnered with educators, the media, the creative community and families who have been affected by tragic accidents to help spread the awareness of safe driving and educating the community on how safe driving can save lives.

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Report: YOURS launched the Decade of Action in Canada

Report: YOURS launched the Decade of Action in Canada

13 May 2011 YOURS launched the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 in Toronto, Canada. 450 Teenagers from all over Canada came together for the National Youth Leadership Conference organized by OSAID. Read all about it below...

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Introducing Steve: An animation for Road Safety for the Decade of Action!

Introducing Steve: An animation for Road Safety for the Decade of Action!

Allow YOURS to introduce you to Steve, a quirky, lively and poignant animation was developed through discussions at the First Regional Youth Assembly for Road Safety in Oman in February 2011. Deaths due to road crash injuries is the number one killer of youth between 15 and 29 years old.

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YOURS releases new poster series for Decade of Action

YOURS releases new poster series for Decade of Action

YOURS has released a fresh new and exciting poster series for people to use during the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The poster series is one of a series of tools that YOURS is releasing during the Decade of Action to equip young people with road safety awareness tools to save lives on the road.

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YOURS to launch Decade of Action with 450 young people!

YOURS to launch Decade of Action with 450 young people!

For the launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, YOURS is marking the start of this momentous occasion by launching the event with 450 young people at the Ontario Students Against Imparied Driving annual conference on 12th May 2011.

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Sesame Workshop integrates road safety into animated series!

Sesame Workshop integrates road safety into animated series!

On April 29, Sesame Workshop provided Muppets fans with a sneak peak at its new public service announcements (PSAs) for road safety. Grover, the energetic blue Muppet from “Sesame Street,” is the Road Safety Ambassador for the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.

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World Bank Launches Road Safety Initiative

World Bank Launches Road Safety Initiative

World Bank with six multilateral banks have launched a joint initiative to improve road safety and stem rising road deaths and injuries in developing countries. "In developed countries, road fatalities are going down but in developing countries they are surging because of increased road building, motor vehicles and dangerous traffic mixes that pit vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, against a growing tide of cars and trucks," said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick.

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2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety Washington - Detailed Report

2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety Washington - Detailed Report

The report from the 2nd NGO Meeting for Road Safety Advocates and Victims of Road Crashes is now availiable cross-media with a video report highlighting statements from key international NGO actors as well more information on the presenations given in Washington.

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Delegates in Africa hold Decade of Action Press Conference

Delegates in Africa hold Decade of Action Press Conference

In Mali, Africa, road safety activists and YOURS delegates from AJD Road Safety help a press conference on the launching of a contest for the best radio and print reports on road safety. The event is set to raise awareness about the Decade of Action for Safety.

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Zenani Mandela Scholarship Launched to Support Decade of Action

Zenani Mandela Scholarship Launched to Support Decade of Action

The Mandela Day initiative embodies the values of Nelson Mandela as daughter Zoleka Mandela speaks to delegates at the Make Road Safe conference for the Decade of Action for Road Safety in London this month. The Mandela family vow to help the United Nations bid to save lives on the world's roads.

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Round Table Discussions at the UNRSC Meeting focus on Decade of Action

Round Table Discussions at the UNRSC Meeting focus on Decade of Action

On the 11th April, The United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) brought together leading figures in the field of global road safety to update members on the forthcoming Decade of Action for Road Safety. Amongst discussions was the focus on launch events around the world.

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Spotlight on: Don't Be That Someone UK

Spotlight on: Don't Be That Someone UK

This month, YOURS puts the spotlight on Don't Be That Someone (DBTS) an innovative campaign that focusses on the dangers of drink driving with a particular pursuance of educating young people on the dangers of drink driving.

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13th United United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Meeting - London

13th United United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Meeting - London

On the 11th April 2011, the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) will hold its 13th Session on the eve of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. This event takes place over three days in central London, United Kingdom.

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Decade of Action Tag Gains Momentum

Decade of Action Tag Gains Momentum

The Decade of Action Tag, the universal symbol of the United Nations Decade of Action is gaining momentum as the momentus launch of tens years of concerted effort for road safety begins next month. YOURS is proud to be owners of the tag along with the road safety community and follows its increased publicity.

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Michelle Yeoh champions Road Safety Mobile Phone Message

Michelle Yeoh champions Road Safety Mobile Phone Message

Motorists should stop using their handphones while driving - even when they are on hands-free kit, said global road safety ambassador Michelle Yeoh. The international celebrity said some motorists even texted while driving, which could result in fatalities.

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Energy and Passion: Recipes for Success at the IDB Youth Conference

Energy and Passion: Recipes for Success at the IDB Youth Conference

YOURS has just presented to the IDB Youth Event in Calgary, Canada. The event is focusing on pressing youth issues in a global age. YOURS’ director, Mr Floor Lieshout presented information about the global epidemic of road crashes and the panel he sat on offered solutions of global collaboration to combat developmental issues.

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Watch LIVE coverage of the IDB Youth Event!

Watch LIVE coverage of the IDB Youth Event!

The Inter-American Developmental Bank (IDB) holds its Youth for Development - Development for Youth event this week in collaboration with The University of Calgary and Microsoft. YOURS will be delivering a presentation here and you can watch the event LIVE from the comfort of your own computer.

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Reporting back from Washington - Second Global Meeting of NGOs

Reporting back from Washington - Second Global Meeting of NGOs

With great pleasure we report back from the Second Global Meeting of NGO´s Advocating for Road Safety. On 14 and 15 March 2011 more than 80 NGOs gathered in Washington DC, USA at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). In a nutshell, the participants shared knowledge, experiences and approaches to advocating for road safety and road crash victims. Talked about creating a global alliance of NGOs for road safety and road victims, strengthen their capacities for engaging with the media and were encouraged to deliver a contribution to the launch and implementation of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

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