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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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NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for a Supervisory Board member

NOW HIRING: The YOURS team is looking for a Supervisory Board member

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is looking for another member of the Supervisory Board to help support the strategic ambitions of the organization. The Supervisory Board works in collaboration with the YOURS team in accordance with our organizational principles, vision, and mission. 

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YOURS and TotalEnergies Foundation Launch the #ArtforRoadSafety Challenge

YOURS and TotalEnergies Foundation Launch the #ArtforRoadSafety Challenge

Paris, June 15, 2021 – The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, Youth for Road Safety (YOURS), and TotalEnergies Foundation are taking to social media to launch #ArtforRoadSafety, the first challenge for safer mobility on the African continent. Road safety is a critical issue for young people in Africa, where road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29.

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Youth Stars Programme caps off with celebration event for programme passers

Youth Stars Programme caps off with celebration event for programme passers

Last Friday, June 11, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety held a celebration event for the passers of the Youth Stars Programme. A total of 21 members of the Coalition were able to pass the month-long programme and were certified to use the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology to rate roads in their local schools and universities. 

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Movin' On Summit: connecting and engaging with mobility stakeholders

Movin' On Summit: connecting and engaging with mobility stakeholders

Last Tuesday to Friday, June 1 to 4, independent and non-profit organization Movin’ On launched the Movin’ On Summit with the theme “from ambition to action”. The goal of the summit is to inspire, connect, and engage mobility stakeholders in collective action to create and implement concrete solutions for more mobility with less dangerous impacts on the environment, society, and community. 

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Youth claiming their space within the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety

Youth claiming their space within the Global Plan of Action for Road Safety

Last August 2020, the United Nation adopted resolution 74/299 "Improving global road safety" , proclaiming the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. The plan highlights how governments and member states can take action in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 3.6 - halving the number of road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030.

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YOURS highlights youth action in Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar

YOURS highlights youth action in Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar

Last Thursday, May 20, YOURS – Youth for Road Safety Head of Communications, Manpreet Darroch, joined the Jamaica National Road Safety Council webinar for the 6 th  UN Global Road Safety Week. The session tackled the importance of addressing road crashes in Jamaica. Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council, led the session. 

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YOURS joins conversation on Helping Students Get to School Safely

YOURS joins conversation on Helping Students Get to School Safely

On May 18, the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) led a webinar to talk about ensuring safer journeys for students around the world through a webinar entitled How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely. This is part of the global programs for the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week that focuses on advocating for 30 km/h (20 mp/h) streets through the Streets for Life campaign. 

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Coalition joins launch of 6th UN Global Road Safety Week

Coalition joins launch of 6th UN Global Road Safety Week

Last Monday, May 17, the 6 th  UN Global Road Safety Week was launched on behalf of the UN Road Safety Collaboration. The theme for this year’s UNGRSW is Streets for Life and it raises awareness on the importance of 30 km/h streets. The global launch gathered global road safety leaders and representatives to talk about why low-speed streets are important in road safety and urban design. 

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Join the webinar on How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely

Join the webinar on How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely

As part of Global Road Safety Week 2021, Child Injury Prevention Alliance with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and Star Rating for Schools will hold a webinar on How Communities Can Help Students Get to School Safely. The webinar highlights the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week's theme: Streets for Life and will help raise awareness on the importance of low-speed streets in communities, especially in school zones. 

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Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) calls for safer road infrastructures and lower speeds

Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) calls for safer road infrastructures and lower speeds

Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety member and Vision Zero Youth Council - Rwanda President, Nkumbuye Ami, submitted an article that talks about issues around safer mobility in the newly constructed road that connects Huye and Gisagara District in Rwanda. It also highlights the importance of road infrastructures and reduced speed limits. We reproduced the article here. 

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YOURS to join Autonomy Digital event for sustainable mobility solutions

YOURS to join Autonomy Digital event for sustainable mobility solutions

The Urban Mobility Company is launching Autonomy Digital 2.0: Moving the Business of Mobility Forward this May 19 to 20, 2021. Autonomy Digital will help bring together the stakeholders involved in sustainable and intelligent mobility. Representatives of YOURS – Youth for Road Safety through the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety will be participating in a panel scheduled on the first day of the event. 

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Michelin Corporate Foundation highlights the work of YOURS & the Coalition

Michelin Corporate Foundation highlights the work of YOURS & the Coalition

Last March 2021, YOURS - Youth for Road Safety officially welcomed Michelin Corporate Foundation as a Programme Partner to the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. T he partnership between the Coalition and Michelin Corporate Foundation will invest and support the Coalition’s work to empower youth across the globe. In their annual report, Michelin reiterated the partnership and supported the youth and road safety movement. Our relationship with Michelin goes back all the way to 2009 where Michelin became the Founding Member of the organization. We reproduced the article here: 

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The Global Coalition for Road Safety launches SDG Youth Champions

The Global Coalition for Road Safety launches SDG Youth Champions

The Global Youth Statement for Road Safety lists down the demands and commitments of young people over the world to achieve the road safety targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs help define the Coalition’s priorities and guides them on implementing measures that uphold road safety and sustainable transport. These efforts help the global community move closer to the target of halving the number of road-related deaths and injuries by 2030. 

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Global Youth Coalition joins first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum

Global Youth Coalition joins first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum

Last week, April 7 and 8, the United Nations launched the first virtual ECOSOC Youth Forum. The Forum created a platform for candid dialogue between Member States and young leaders from around the world. Topics during the Forum include potential solutions to address challenges that affect the well-being of young people around the world. This year’s theme was on sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Youth Stars Programme wraps up with fourth session on cases and FAQs

Youth Stars Programme wraps up with fourth session on cases and FAQs

Last Monday, April 5, the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety with YOURS – Youth for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme launched the fourth and last session of the youth stars programme. The sessions ran for four weeks every Monday and were led by Master Trainers from all over the world who were recruited by YOURS.

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Vietnamese youth in road safety get internationally recognized - AIP Foundation

Vietnamese youth in road safety get internationally recognized - AIP Foundation

"Vietnamese youth leaders have determined that “enough is enough” as they fight against the very issue that impacts them most. Three youth leaders at AIP Foundation are being internationally recognized for their contributions to road safety." AIP Foundation published a story that highlights youth involvement in efforts to reduce road-related deaths and injuries through the Youth Stars Programme. We reproduced the article here.

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Youth Stars Programme third session on data gathering launched

Youth Stars Programme third session on data gathering launched

On Monday, March 29, YOURS – Youth for Road with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme launched the third session of the Youth Stars Programme. The session focused on data gathering methods. Participants were also trained about how to input the data in the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) applications. 

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Guide for Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

Guide for Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

The World Bank Group and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) published a guide for road safety interventions to help ensure the safety of all road users. The guide talks about the current issues around road crashes, vulnerable road users, the safe system approach, post-crash care, and more. The document will help individuals and organizations working on road safety policies. We reproduced the article here:

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Second session of Youth Stars Programme tackles SR4S project structure

Second session of Youth Stars Programme tackles SR4S project structure

YOURS – Youth for Road Safety with iRAP – International Road Assessment Programme and the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety continues with the Youth Stars Programme with its second session on project structure launched last Monday, March 3. The programme is training over thirty members of the Global Youth Coalition. 

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