Along with a multitude of partners, YOURS have organized a side-event Road Safety for Children & Youth at the 2nd High Level Meeting on Road Safety, taking place on 18th November 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil. The side-event is part of the meeting's official list of side-events taking place during the event to bring attention to road safety issues facing the global community at large.
On 18th November, day one of the 2nd High-Level Meeting on Road Safety, YOURS along with its partners will host a side-event on Road Safety for Children and Youth. Globally, 1000 children and young people under the age of 25 die every day on the roads. Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer for young people aged 15-29 years.This side event will give you the opportunity to delve deeper into the road safety crisis facing children and youth. It will explore the actionable steps that Ministers, civil society, foundations and theprivate sector could and should take to #SaveKidsLives.
By the end of the side-event you will be able to:
1. Identify key road safety problems facing children and youth globally
2. Understand good practices for preventing road traffic injuries among children and youth
3. Explain the benefits of involving children and youth in road safety
4. Kick-start their own children and youth road safety initiatives
The event is organized by YOURS and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance and sponsored by FedEx. The side-event will be hosted by Mr Mansour Elimane KANE - Minister of Infrastructures and Ground Transportation, Government of Senegal.
You can read the full programme for this side event here.