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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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Global Youth Coalition welcomes Total Foundation as Programme Partner

Global Youth Coalition welcomes Total Foundation as Programme Partner

We are delighted to announce that Total Foundation has partnered with YOURS 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. This partnership over 3 years will invest in the Coalition’s work to empower youth. The partnership will support young people to take meaningful action for safer mobility globally and unite to fight the biggest killer of youth worldwide; road traffic crashes.

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Driving a Global Agenda: Youth and Road Safety - A FIA High-Level Panel article

Driving a Global Agenda: Youth and Road Safety - A FIA High-Level Panel article

The FIA High-Level Panel (HLP) for Road Safety brings together leading advocates for road traffic injury prevention from the private and public sectors, with the aim of increasing political commitment and funding. In its most recent newsletter article, Jayathma Wickramanayake – United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth,  Ahmad Alhendawi – Secretary-General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and our Executive Director, Floor Lieshout linked up to discuss youth and road safety issues: driving a global agenda.  

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YOURS collaborates with WHO and Soul City Arts for the World Day of Remembrance

YOURS collaborates with WHO and Soul City Arts for the World Day of Remembrance

Friday, 13th November saw a multi-faceted live stream come to life as part of a Global Online Commemoration for the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The event takes place on the third Sunday of every November to remember those lost on the world's roads. This year the event had the strapline; Remember. Support. Act. As part of the live stream, YOURS joined WHO to create an artistic experience, intertwined with artistic expressions, personal testimonies and speeches from dignitaries.

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Youth issues given a focus during Road Safety Week 2020 in Dominican Republic

Youth issues given a focus during Road Safety Week 2020 in Dominican Republic

The Instituto Nacional de Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre – Int or National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation – International joined Road Safety Week in the Dominican Republic by hosting a conversation on road safety, specifically on  Las Carreras Ilegales en Motocicletas  or Illegal Racing on Motorcycles.   

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Join us for the World Day of Remembrance live stream Global Commemoration

Join us for the World Day of Remembrance live stream Global Commemoration

The World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) was adopted by the United Nations through Resolution 60/5 , otherwise known as Improving Global Road Safety. The WDoR commemorates the victims and the families affected by road crashes. It draws attention to the scale of the emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes, recognizes the suffering of road crash victims and their families, and appreciates the support and rescue of health services all over the world.  WDoR is set every third Sunday of November.    

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Global Youth Coalition launches second round of youth consultations

Global Youth Coalition launches second round of youth consultations

The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched its second round of Global Youth Consultations. With the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety, young people have the tool to lead the road safety revolution and help them take action for safe and sustainable mobility everywhere. The consultations will help young people implement the Global Youth Statement by localizing the challenges, demands, and commitments of young people all over the world.   

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Fighting the biggest killer of youth in the Commonwealth: a live stream

Fighting the biggest killer of youth in the Commonwealth: a live stream

The Commonwealth Action Series featured a sub-session on fighting the biggest killer of young people in the Commonwealth – road crashes – as part of its fourth episode on youth development: inclusive, equitable, and accessible opportunities. The session featured speakers from the road safety sector who talked about the facts surrounding road safety in Commonwealth.  Members of the Coalition led a youth panel to talk about road safety and sustainable mobility in their respective countries. 

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World Bank releases new road safety requirements for road loans

World Bank releases new road safety requirements for road loans

The World Bank's Transport Global Practice has set a new road safety requirement, which will be applied to billions of dollars of World Bank loans and grants. The requirement is expected to prevent thousands of traffic deaths each year and tens of thousands of serious road injuries. The new policy was backed by members of the Three Star Coalition, which includes YOURS - Youth for Road Safety.  

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YOURS and iRAP undertake Year 2 of the Youth Stars Master Trainer programme

YOURS and iRAP undertake Year 2 of the Youth Stars Master Trainer programme

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Program teamed up to lead a program that trains young leaders to undertake assessments of the rate zones or roads around schools, universities, and other educational institutions using the new Star Ratings for Schools application. This is a follow up of the first year Youth Stars Program  launched in 2019.  

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NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for an Advocacy Director

NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for an Advocacy Director

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for an Advocacy Director to be responsible for the development and implementation of our advocacy strategy and work plan. The Advocacy Director will be working in collaboration with the YOURS team in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission.   

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Global Youth Coalition to hold first capacity development session this October

Global Youth Coalition to hold first capacity development session this October

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, Dr. Etienne Krug - Director for Social Determinants of the World Health Organization will partner with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety to hold the first series of Coalition Capacity Development Sessions. The session is set to happen on the 30th of October, Friday, at 3 pm CET. 

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Register to join the Commonwealth Action Series live session on road safety

Register to join the Commonwealth Action Series live session on road safety

The Commonwealth has released a virtual event called the Commonwealth Action Series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them. The series will run from July to December featuring six episodes; (1) Taking Charge of Our Future, (2) Trade, Entrepreneurship, and Employment, (3) Technology and Innovation, (4) Youth Development, (5) Governance and Rule of Law, and (6) Environment. The themes of each episode will focus on the  Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) pillars.   

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Tackling road safety and sustainable mobility during International Risk Reduction Day

Tackling road safety and sustainable mobility during International Risk Reduction Day

International Risk Reduction Day is observed every year on the 13 th  of August. The day represents a global call to governments and organizations from all over the world to work toward a culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Risk reduction is multi-sectoral; it links policies on land use, building codes, public health, education, environmental protection, and climate change adaptability. Road crashes are among the major risks for the health of the general population, especially among the youth, worldwide.   

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Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Grants Special Consultative Status to YOURS

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Grants Special Consultative Status to YOURS

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is mandated to promote international cooperation on economic, social, and cultural issues. ECOSOC promotes higher standards of living, international solutions, and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. ECOSOC granted special consultative status to YOURS - Youth for Road Safety!  

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YOURS Master Training with Belizean youth kicks off by going digital

YOURS Master Training with Belizean youth kicks off by going digital

In 2014, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety held a Youth Empowerment program for 34 Belizean youth. The program trained young leaders to effectively communicate issues of safe roads and sustainable mobility with fellow young people as Trainers of Facilitators. These young leaders trained 3000 youth across the country in Youth and Road Safety workshops as well as a host of road safety advocacy work across the country. The first program ran from 2014 to 2016.  Moving forward the into a second national road safety project, a Belize youth empowerment programme has three major points; Master Training, Training of Facilitators, and Safe School Zones Assessment.

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YOURS holds Youth Panel during the IRF Young Professionals Summit

YOURS holds Youth Panel during the IRF Young Professionals Summit

The International Road Federation (IRF), in collaboration with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, held a Young Professionals Summit earlier this Wednesday, 30 September. The IRF Young Professionals program is a platform for the next generation of leaders and specialists on the road and mobility sector to propose ideas, share initiatives, and engage with other activities by the IRF. 

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The new Decade of Action for Road Safety: How young people are affected

The new Decade of Action for Road Safety: How young people are affected

The United Nations has prioritized road safety since the first decade of action launched in 2011. The first Decade titled Saving Millions of Lives lays down global road safety data. The document shows that road traffic crashes claim the lives of over a million people annually and leaves another 20-50 million injured. The New Decade of Action recalls and reaffirms earlier resolutions and the United Nations' commitment to work tirelessly for the full implementation of the agenda by 2030 ensuring no one is left behind. 

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