About Us

Youth Leading the Fight Against
Their #1 Killer

YOURS is a global organization that works with and for young people to
demand and deliver road safety and sustainable mobility.

Why youth in road safety?

Young people are necessary to achieve the reduction of road-related deaths and injuries by 2030.

Leading Killer of Youth

Youth are blamed

Youth are not engaged

Leading Killer of Youth

Globally, 1.35 million people die from road traffic crashes every year and millions more are seriously injured.

Road traffic injury is the leading killer of those aged 5 to 29. More young people of that age die from road crashes than from HIV/AIDs, Malaria, Tuberculosis or homicide. Data shows that men under 25 years old are three times more likely to die in a road crash than women of the same age. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!

Road Traffic Crashes
+4.4 million

Malnutrition
+3.5 million

Alcohol and Drug Use
+3 million

Communicable Diseases
+2.2 million

Environmental Health
+1.8 million

Mental Health
+900k

Early Pregnancy/Childbirth
+280k

Drowning
+240k

Violence
+180k

Youth are blamed

Young people are often perceived as problematic road users while dealing with roads and infrastructure that lack safety and user-friendliness for youth needs.

Instead of blaming young people for dying on the world’s roads, there must be a safe mobility system in place that protects them.

Youth are not meaningfully engaged

Youth are frequently not recognized as ‘stakeholders’ in designing safe and sustainable mobility systems.

They feel ignored when they try to access and participate in decision-making processes. We call on policy-makers to meaningfully engage with young leaders at all stages and levels of policy-making.

Our Journey

YOURS is a direct follow-up of the United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety in 2007. More than 400 young people from over a 100 countries gathered to discuss the global road safety crisis and how young people can be part of the solution. One of the main wishes of the Youth Ambassadors was the creation of a global youth organization that would lead a global youth movement for road safety. YOURS was born in 2009, thanks to the support of the World Health Organization and th MICHELIN Corporate Foundation. 

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We envision a world where not a single person dies or gets seriously injured due to a road traffic crash. This would be transformative for youth globally.

“At YOURS, we truly believe in the power of meaningful youth engagement as a sustainable and cost-effective solution to address the global road safety and mobility crisis. Our mantra leads our work: “Nothing about youth, without youth”. We are ready to work with governments and other stakeholders to ensure systemic youth participation and investment in future generations”.

Raquel Barrios

Executive Director

Meet YOURS Team

Supervisory Board

Our organization is guided over by a Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board oversees the long-term objectives of the organization and ensures that the by-laws and rules governing the organization’s activities are observed. Currently, our Supervisory Board has three members and has no vacancies.

Prof. Adnan A.
Hyder

Chair of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Shanthi Ameratunga

Member of the Supervisory Board

Ruud De
Groot

Member of the Supervisory Board

Our partners

Annual Reports

We have began the process of documenting our key areas of work, projects, activities and initiatives for review. Our Annual Report offers transparency on the work we do, how we do it and where we do it.

Our Annual Reports can be downloaded here:

Operational Details
& Policies

Stichting YOURS – Youth for Road Safety is officially registered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as a global not-for-profit and non-governmental organization for youth and road safety under the Chamber of Commerce number 34368904.
We take a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. You can read our policy here.
Understand how we engage with partners, as well as the principles laying behind. It also aims to give clarity to our partners on the terms YOURS will collaborate with them. Read our policy here.

This policy reinforces our commitment to promote equality and fairness. YOURS is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Read our policy here.

Read our website disclaimer and privacy policy here.