World Health Organization

In 2007, the World Health Organization organised the UN World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. This assembly was life-changing for many of the young participants and the creation of YOURS was a direct result of this gathering. After a full year of planning and preparations, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, YOURS was officially launched November 2009.


The World Health Organization is a founding member of YOURS, and holds a very close relationship with us. We are also a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration chaired by the World Health Organization.

"WHO is pleased to support YOURS in its work with youth from around the world, including its efforts to build their capacities for advocacy."

Etienne Krug, MD, MPH

Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
World Health Organization


WHO | Road traffic injuries
YOURS on the WHO website
United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

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