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Meet the Coalition members behind the winning Local Actions projects!

Meet the Coalition members behind the winning Local Actions projects!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched Local Actions last January 22 and invited its members to develop original, impactful, and innovative projects to addressed the most urgent needs and commitments outlined in the  Global Youth Statement for Road Safety .  After a rigorous process, twelve projects were selected to be funded. Learn more about the winning projects here: 

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Youth Stars introduce young leaders to Star Rating for Schools methodology!

Youth Stars introduce young leaders to Star Rating for Schools methodology!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched its fourth Capacity Development Session on an introduction to the Star Rating for Schools Program last week, February 24. The session was led by International Road Assessment Program – iRAP Star Rating for Schools Global Program Coordinator, Rafaela Machado, and YOURS Master Trainers; Alex Ayub from Kenya, Daniel Cano from Columbia, Minh Vo from Vietnam, and Shantel Jacobs from Belize.

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We welcome Michelin Corporate Foundation as Programme Partner to the Coalition

We welcome Michelin Corporate Foundation as Programme Partner to the Coalition

We are delighted to announce that Michelin Corporate Foundation has partnered with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety to support the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety as a programme partner. YOURS is the initiator and the main organizer of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides guidance and ensures that the Coalition’s strategy is aligned with the international road safety agenda. Michelin Corporate Foundation was one of the main partners who sponsored the 2 nd  World Youth Assembly for Road Safety held last February 18, 2020 and are a founding partner member of YOURS.

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YOURS joins Aik Saath: Together As One for a special session on global road safety

YOURS joins Aik Saath: Together As One for a special session on global road safety

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch, joined UK Charity - Aik Saath: Together As One - in a webinar last Tuesday, February 23, on an event called “On Roads Night”. The webinar featured a discussion with YOURS on our global efforts to reduce the number of road-related deaths and injuries involving young people and how youth can lead efforts in helping achieve these actions.

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Happy first anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety!

Happy first anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety!

Today, 18th February 2021 we are celebrating the first year anniversary of the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety! This time last year, more than 160 youth leaders from 75 countries came together and started our collective journey of #ClaimingOurSpace for safe mobility! It was a momentous occasion and we are so thankful we got to meet before the world dramatically changed!

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Calling all young leaders to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

Calling all young leaders to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is inviting YOUNGO – the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other youth organizations – to join the ECOSOC Youth Forum that will be held virtually on 7 and 8 April 2021. Upon registering, applicants will be contacted by the end of March 2021 for updates on the event. 

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Addressing the impact of transportation on Climate Change

Addressing the impact of transportation on Climate Change

The World Resource Institute (WRI) launched an online conversation on addressing the impact of transportation on climate change through a virtual event called Transforming Transportation that was held from 3 – 5 February 2021. The event was guided by the theme “reimagining safe and resilient mobility for recovery” and will be co-hosted by World Bank Group and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. 

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The National Safety Council invites you to join their Road to Zero webinar

The National Safety Council invites you to join their Road to Zero webinar

The National Road Safety Council (NSC) is inviting all those interested to join the Road to Zero Coalition webinar to learn about how to make roads safer. National Coalition of Safer Roads (NCSR) president, Melissa Wandall, invited everyone to take part in the webinar so that people can listen, learn, and look at what’s ahead for the mission of safer roads in 2021 in the United States and beyond. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 4 at 2 pm Eastern Time. 

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Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launches Local Actions - take part!

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launches Local Actions - take part!

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched a search for proposals to help achieve the demands listed in the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety through Local Actions. A local action is a short-term or mid-term grassroots action plan oriented to address the most pressing issues in the city or area where the youth member belongs. Applications are open from 22 January to 12 February. Get involved!

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UNICEF releases guidance for safe and healthy journeys to school in COVID

UNICEF releases guidance for safe and healthy journeys to school in COVID

In light of the global pandemic, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with FIA Foundation and Child Health Initiative, published a guidance manual for safe and healthy journeys to school during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The document will be a guide for individuals and organizations when schools reopen, discussing the measures to help keep students safe on school premises. 

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Join the International Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics

Join the International Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics

Earlier this month, the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology launched the International Research Conference on Road Safety, Transport, and Road Statistics which is dedicated to bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results in all aspects of road safety. 

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Raising the case for speed reduction during the new Decade of Action

Raising the case for speed reduction during the new Decade of Action

The World Transport Bank published a paper called Road Crash Trauma, Climate Change, Pollution and the Total Costs of Speed to raise awareness on the impact of speed on the safety of road users on congestion, pollution, and total costs of road travel to raise its case for speed reduction. Global Road Safety Partnership called this “an enormous opportunity to reduce road trauma”. 

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Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

Read about the Winter Global Youth Forum 2021 by the International Training Centre

The International Training Centre has launched the Winter Online Global Youth Forum - a two-week immersive experience that consists of live sessions, group activities, knowledge-sharing, and remote networking gatherings. The aim of the Forum is to explore the critical role that young people can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline of applications is set on the 16 th  of January. 

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Article submission: youth mobility and the COVID-19 era

Article submission: youth mobility and the COVID-19 era

For months, the virus put the world under house arrest. Well, everyone was affected, especially those who relied on the mobility sector for traveling purposes. The biggest percentage of travelers are estimated to be below the age of 40 with those within the age range of 18 to 30 still the highest. The latter age is the most active, most restless, most productive in the economic sector who also have the most demanding zeal to be everywhere and do everything at the same time.  

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Happy new year from YOURS! Looking ahead to 2021

Happy new year from YOURS! Looking ahead to 2021

2021 marks the beginning of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety. Global leaders have shown their commitment to reach the road safety targets according to the Sustainable Development Goals through the Stockholm Declaration  which was created during the 3rd Ministerial Conference for Road Safety . To meet this ambitious target, the world has to deliver in order to halve the number of road-related deaths and injuries globally.

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Press Release: A mandatory lockdown for youth? This is not about COVID!

Press Release: A mandatory lockdown for youth? This is not about COVID!

On December 8, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety launched a global awareness campaign called “​ Lockdown for Youth”​ . 2020 has been an extremely challenging year with the coronavirus pandemic, but amidst this, young leaders have joined together to call for another type of ‘lockdown’, this time not about COVID-19.  

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Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase invites applicants

Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase invites applicants

The Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase, supported by the World Health Organization, is offering a limited number of partial registration scholarships to support participants of Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) and First Nations People to attend the Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021.   

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UN Road Safety Collaboration  announces theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021

UN Road Safety Collaboration announces theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021

Earlier this month, the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) revealed that the theme for UN Road Safety Week 2021 will focus on speed. World Health Organization (WHO) Director of Social Determinants of Health, Dr. Etienne Krug, said that the theme “stresses how central tackling speed is to reduce deaths by 50% by 2030”.   

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Meet our new Advocacy Director Luiza Amorim!

Meet our new Advocacy Director Luiza Amorim!

YOURS - Youth for Road Safety welcomes its new advocacy director, Luiza Amorim ! Luiza started working with yours last week, December 2. As advocacy director, Luiza will be responsible  for collaboration efforts in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission. Get to know more about Luiza and her previous experiences on road safety.   

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Basque Government features YOURS in a webinar on road safety

Basque Government features YOURS in a webinar on road safety

The Basque Government in Spain launched a webinar called Road Safety in the Basque Country last Wednesday, 2 December with the theme  Road Safety in Euskadi, Sustainable Development Goal 2030 . The session focused on road safety as part of the global targets that need to be met by 2030 according to the Sustainable Development Goals.   

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