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									        Introduction to the
'Global Youth NGO for Road Safety'

             Floor Lieshout
           24 June, Rotterdam
                           Background

                                                    World Youth Assembly
                                                    for Road Safety

                                                     –   23-24 April 2007, Geneva
                                                     –   >200 youth delegates
                                                     –   >100 countries

                                                    Give young people a voice
                                                    towards the rest of the world and
                                                    adoption of Youth Declaration for
                                                    Road Safety.



More information:
http://www.who.int/roadsafety

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 Delegates expressed their wish to create
 a global youth NGO for road safety.




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                          Taskforce




     Missing on photo: Ms N. Ghusayni, Lebanon

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                        Two-day workshop:
                       'Brainstorm sessions'




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             Outcomes from first meeting
              of Taskforce, March 2009

•   Problem statement
•   Mission statement
•   Beliefs and values
•   Objectives
•   Roadmaps


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                  Problem Statement

   Road Traffic crashes are the leading cause of
   death among young people, aged 10-24
   years old.

   Every year, road traffic crashes kill more than
   400.000 young people and injure millions
   more.

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                     Problem Statement
In order to change this situation, young people face several challenges:

•   A lack of awareness and recognition in the world of the vulnerable position
    of young people in traffic.

•   A lack of global coordination and collaboration among youth and youth-led
    NGO's and their road safety initiatives.Youth road safety initiatives remain
    small-scaled and scattered.

•   A lack of one strong voice to advocate on the behalf of youth and road
    safety.

•   A lack of resources for youth road safety programmes.

•   A lack of capacity building. Road safety knowledge and best practices from
    youth initiatives are not shared in a broader network. Besides this,
    programmes targeting youth and road safety are commonly not evidence-
    based.

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                    Beliefs and values
We believe...
• that road crashes are preventable
• road safety does not stop at our borders
• in the high potential of youth
• it is young people themselves who can be
  at the forefront of making a difference
• in peer-to-peer communication

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                   Mission Statement
    The Global Youth NGO for Road Safety is a
    unique global youth led organization that acts to
    keep young people safe on the world’s roads.


It does so by:
• advocating for youth related road safety issues nationally,
    regionally and especially globally;
• connecting young people and youth NGOs active in the road
    safety field around the world, so they can work together and
    easily share information and experiences;
• building capacity among youth in the road safety field.


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                          Global Youth NGO for Road Safety

       Mission: Keeping young people safe on the world’s roads.

        Advocating             Connecting and sharing               Capacity building

               World and Regional Youth Assemblies for Road Safety


   Lobby continuously to          Create a mechanism                 Develop Twinning
   bring attention to youth      (platform) where young               programmes and
  and road safety problems       people can easily share           trainings to learn and
       and ask support               knowledge and                  model from the road
                                       experiences.              safety successes in other
                                                                          countries.
     INPUT @ UNRSC




                  Set up, maintain and expand gobal youth network


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                  How to participate?
• Global youth network for road safety
    – Young people/ youth NGO’s in more than 45
      countries
    – Grow to 100 countries in 2010


• Do you know a youth-led NGO for road
  safety in your country?


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                  How to participate?
• Talk about us
• Ask them to contact me:

• Mr Floor Lieshout
    – Tel. direct: +41 22 791 2246
    – Fax direct: +41 22 791 4489
    – E-mail: lieshoutf@who.int



www.who.int/roadsafety/youth_network
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