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.
As part of the strategies to meet the road safety targets in the global agenda, the Coalition is amplifying its efforts to make road safety more visible by assigning SDG Youth Champions to strengthen the call for safer roads and sustainable mobility according to the goals and targets listed in the Global Youth Statement.
The SDG Youth Champions will take the lead in enhancing the connection between road safety and the other SDGs through local and global advocacy work.
Meet our SDG Youth Champions!
OMNIA EL OMRANI
Omnia represents SDG 3: Health. Under this SDG, she will lead the push to halve road-related deaths and injuries by the year 2030. By meeting the targets under SDG 3, road-related deaths will be avoided and the health system would not be over-burdened by preventable deaths and injuries.
Omnia is a medical doctor from the IFMSA.
Alex represents SDG 4: Education. He will lead efforts to advocate and implement efforts and campaigns for safer school zones and three-star roads. Safer school zones and three-star roads help ensure safer journeys for students all over the world.
Alex works with the Kenya Red Cross as the National Youth Officer.
Thiago represents SDG 4: Education. He will lead the efforts and champion initiatives to promote peer education and discuss the importance of observing road safety rules.
Thiago is a volunteer of the Vida Urgente program and serves as the International Relations and Youth representative. He is also a filmmaker.
Olivia represents SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. She will lead efforts to petition for more meaningful youth representation in road safety decision-making. Olivia will also amplify the call for safe and sustainable transport for vulnerable road users.
Olivia is the founder of UZIMA ARI Uganda.
Ritu represents SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. She will lead the fight for womenʼs rights to move safely and free of prejudices. Ritu will advocate and help raise awareness on the importance of safe and sustainable transport, especially for women, children, and other vulnerable road users.
Ritu works with Restless Development as its accountability advocate.
ALISON COLLARD DE BEAUFORT
Alison represents SDG 11: Sustainable Cities. She will lead and support the call to put vulnerable road users first in city design. Creating sustainable cities means communities that are green, healthy, and liveable.
Alison is the founder and executive director of the Vision Zero Youth Council (VZYC).
Esteban represents SDG 11: Sustainable Cities. He will lead and support efforts to press decision-makers to invest in safer and sustainable infrastructure and vehicles. A good transport system means healthier and more liveable communities.
Esteban is the Global Network Coordinator of Fundación Cavat.
Estiara represents SDG 11: Sustainable Cities. She will lead and support the call to put vulnerable road users first in city design. Creating sustainable cities means communities that are green, healthy, and liveable.
Estiara is an iRAP Accredited Suppliers on coding and analysis.
Soumita represents SDG 13: Climate Action. She will lead and support efforts for safe and sustainable transport that is clean and green as a way to combat the climate crisis. This supports young people’s demand to “let us breathe!”
Soumita works on climate change adaptation, urban planning, disaster management, and public health.
OMNIA EL OMRANI
Omnia represents SDG 13: Climate Action. She will lead and support efforts for safe and sustainable transport that is clean and green as a way to combat the climate crisis. This supports young people’s demand to “let us breathe!”
Omnia is a medical doctor from the IFMSA and a strong advocate for climate action and public health.