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									From, with and for young people

              GRSP Asia Seminar
     Workshop: ´Focus on youth road safety´
              4 November 2010
            Siem Reap, Cambodia
                             Introduction
• Floor Lieshout
       – TeamAlert, Capgemini, World Health Organization
       – YOURS


• 20 minutes




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                             Agenda
•    Youth vulnerability on the roads
•    Challenges young people face
•    Our story: an example of youth involvement
•    Activities of YOURS
•    Closing




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                             Introduction
• Facts
       – Road crashes are the leading killer of young
         people
       – Every year more than 400.000 young people die
       – Millions more are injured
       – Unless more comprehensive global action is taken,
         the number of deaths and injuries is likely to rise
         significantly


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          Young people and road safety
• Why are young people at risk?
       – Inexperience
       – Overestimation
       – Risk taking
       – Peer pressure
       – Brain development




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           Current situation: challenges
• A lack of awareness and recognition in the world
  of the vulnerable position of young people in
  traffic;
• A fragmentized approach and divergences in
  strategies among youth and youth-led NGO's and
  their road safety initiatives. Youth road safety
  initiatives remain small-scaled and scattered;
• Absence of one strong voice to advocate on the
  behalf of youth and road safety on a global level;


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           Current situation: challenges
• A lack of resources for youth road safety
  initiatives;
• A lack of a next generation of leaders who are
  passionate about road safety and involved in
  decision making within the road safety field;
• A lack of capacity development. Road safety
  knowledge and best practices from youth
  initiatives are not shared in a broader network.


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                             Youth involvement
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



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    Our story: World Youth Assembly




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               WYA: Discuss road safety and
                   youth involvement




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                 WYA: Adoption of UN Youth
                 Declaration for Road Safety




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      WYA: Wish to create a global youth
            NGO for road safety




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                 Our story: getting started
Supported by:                 2009
                              • Creation of Youth Taskforce
                                 –   Problem statement
                                 –   Mission
                                 –   Strategy and focus
                                 –   Activities
                                 –   Branding

 Funding provided by:         • Preparing the launch of
                                YOURS

                              • Moscow

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                             What do we do?


           Advocate at a global level

           Inspire, Connect and Unite young people

           Develop capacities of youth advocates



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

      Advocating              Inspire, Connect and        Capacity development
                               Unite young people
               World and Regional Youth Assemblies for Road Safety


  Lobby continuously to        Create a mechanism           Develop workshops,
 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
   Organize global
                                                                 countries.
 awareness campaigns



         Set up, maintain and expand gobal youth network for road safety

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              Advocate for young people
• Advocate at the UNRSC meetings
• Advocate at high level conferences around the
  globe
• Advocate for the needs of young people at the
  First Global Ministerial Conference on Road
  Safety



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• Youth statement in opening ceremony,
  addressing more than 75 ministers, 150
  governments
• Attendance of 35 young people
• Referred to in several key speeches as
  ´important´
• Youth Declaration Moscow endorsed


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                  Organize youth assemblies:
                   Youth Meeting Moscow




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                    Youth Meeting Moscow




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              Youth Declaration Moscow




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              Youth Declaration Moscow




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     Connect young people, share
      knowledge and experiences
• YOURS? MINE?
• What is the MINE Section:
  – A section on our website for youth;
  – They can register themselves;
  – They can register their organization;
  – They can easily upload their road safety
    campaigns.



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              YOURS? MINE?
• Why is the MINE Section:
  – To identify the youth around the globe;
  – To visualize the global youth network;
  – To inspire each other;
  – To share experiences and knowledge;
  – To make easy links between youth worldwide.




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YOURS - MINE




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YOURS - MINE




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Personal profile




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Youth projects




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Mapping youth initiatives




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                             Summary
• Leading killer of young people
• Our story: WYA -> WHO -> Moscow
• YOURS:
       – Advocating
       – Connecting and sharing
       – Developing capacity
• Involve young people in road safety


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Thank you!


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