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Printable Yours Youth and Road Safety Action Kit 1

Printable Yours Youth and Road Safety Action Kit 1

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 Youth and Road Safety Action Kit
 
“Young people have the most to gain from improvements to road safety, asit is their lives which are most at risk on the world’s roads. They also havean enormous potential to make important contributions as advocates andimplementers of road safety initiatives. WHO is pleased to support YOURS - Youth for Road Safety in its work with youth from around the world,including its efforts to build their capacities for advocacy.”
 Etienne Krug
Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability World Health Organization
“I participated in YOURS’ road safety workshop at the Muscat Youth Summit andlearned so much from it. I didn’t realise that road safety was such a big issue inthe world with over 1000 young people dying every day! After the workshop,I spread the message with my friends and family and I know that this Action Kitwill give young people like me the knowledge we need to be safe on the roads.”
Samar F. AlChahef 
19 yearsLebanon
“The African region has one of the highest fatality rates from road trafc crashesin the world and most victims are young people like myself. We have the right,responsibility, and capability to change this situation. This
Youth and Road Safety  Action Kit 
is an essential addition to our road safety toolbox. It will help us developour capacities to become safer road users and effective advocates for roadsafety.”
Sheila Atieno
  25 yearsKenya
“Road trafc injuries are globally the leading cause of death for young people. This is unacceptable and avoidable. Youth themselves play an important role inpreventing these tragedies, for example by being role models, talking with theirpeers, and advocating for improved road safety wherever they are. At Michelin,founding member of YOURS – Youth for Road Safety, we encourage youngpeople around the world to use this Action Kit and get involved to stop furtherloss and suffering on the roads.”
 Patrick Lepercq
Corporate Vice-President of Public AffairsMichelin
 
 Youth and Road Saety Action Kit
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 YOURS – Youth or Road Saety is a unique global youth-led organisation thatacts to make the world’s roads sae or young people. YOURS has three ocusareas: advocating or youth and road saety issues; inspiring young people andenabling them to network and share inormation; and developing young people’scapacities, their understanding and skills. YOURS has a growing global youthnetwork or road saety, striving to include youth representatives in all countries inthe world working together to beat the global road saety crisis. YOURS is also anofcial member o the United Nations Road Saety Collaboration.
To nd out more, visit: www.youthorroadsaety.org.
How it all started
 The rst ever World Youth Assembly or Road Saety was held during the rst UnitedNations Global Road Saety Week in 2007, providing a unique opportunity or youthrom around the world to collaborate on global road saety issues. Together, morethan 200 young delegates rom over 100 countries discussed ways in which nationalsuccess stories can be disseminated, and explored dierent methods o implementingthe Youth Declaration or Road Saety. At the Assembly, these young delegates wereinspired, empowered, and encouraged to serve as ambassadors at home and abroadby advocating road saety in their country, region, and the global community at large. The idea o a global, youth-led, non-governmental organisation (NGO) or road saetywas born during this Assembly. With the support o the World Health Organization anda generous grant rom Michelin, YOURS – Youth or Road Saety was launched in late2009 during the First Global Ministerial Conerence on Road Saety, and ully endorsedby world leaders.
Introduction
 YOURS - Youth or Road Saety
© M.Kokic/WHO
Find out more
about the World Youth Assembly or Road Saety and check the Youth Declaration or RoadSaety on YOURS’ website: www.youthorroadsaety.org/resources.

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