Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety Youth Leadership Board members Thiago Gruner (Brazil) and Alison Collard de Beaufort will join global delegates in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2022. During the Forum, youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.

Raising awareness on road safety and its relation to the SDGs
During the Forum, youth will be able to contribute to the review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the shaping of policy recommendations at the High-Level Political Forum, and other Intergovernmental forums such as the UN Transforming Education Summit, the UN Ocean Conference, the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, and more. 

Members of the Youth Coalition will talk about road safety and how it connects with the rest of the SDGs, focusing on SDG 5: Gender and Equality and SDG 4: Quality Education. These two areas are discussed through the Policy Briefs created by the Youth Coalition’s SDG Champions.

The Youth Coalition representatives will touch on how gender and education are connected with transport and mobility issues, highlighting that both should be considered to ensure the safety and protection of women, children, students, and other vulnerable road users. 

screen shot 2022 04 20 at 11 39 51 amSharing the Youth Coalition’s Policy Briefs 
Guided by a Fact Sheet produced by the Youth Coalition, the representatives will also be guided on how to engage decision-makers and other stakeholders to lobby for the meaningful involvement of young people in all stages of decision-making, policymaking, and project management. 

Apart from the Fact Sheet, the Youth Coalition representatives will also be guided by some of our Policy Briefs. The first one is the SDG 5 Policy Brief on Gender Equality and Road Safety and the second is the soon-to-be-launched Brief on SDG 4: Education. 

The latest Brief will be launched this week, 20 April at 5 pm CET, through an Instagram LIVE in the Youth Coalition’s account. The session will explore the relationship between road safety and quality education, focusing on ensuring the safe journeys of students to and from school. These points will be raised and emphasized during sessions throughout the ECOSOC Youth Forum. 

If you want to find out more, join our Instagram LIVE happening this Wednesday. See you there!