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  • 1. Introduction to the 'Global Youth NGO for Road Safety' Floor Lieshout 7-8 May 2009, Brussels
  • 2. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 2 Background World Youth Assembly for Road Safety – 23-24 April 2007, Geneva – >200 youth delegates – >100 countries Delegates expressed their wish to create a global youth NGO for road safety. More information: http://www.who.int/roadsafety
  • 3. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 3 Taskforce Missing on photo: Ms N. Ghusayni, Lebanon
  • 4. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 4 Two-day workshop: 'Brainstorm sessions'
  • 5. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 5 Outcomes from first meeting of Taskforce, March 2009 • Problem statement • Mission statement • Beliefs and values • Objectives • Roadmaps
  • 6. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 6 Problem Statement Road Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people, aged 15-24 years old. Every year, road traffic crashes kill more than 400.000 young people and injure millions more.
  • 7. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 7 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 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 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.
  • 8. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 8 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
  • 9. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 9 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.
  • 10. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 10 Timeline • 2009 • Set-up global youth network • Fundraise for our activities • Establish partnerships with existing organizations • Prepare the launch of the NGO • January 2010 – Launch the NGO!
  • 11. 8 May 2009, Brussels Introduction to the Global Youth NGO for Road Safety 11 More information • 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