Taskforce convenes to chart directions for global youth network for road safety
From 25-26 March 2009, WHO hosted the first meeting of the Taskforce working to create a global youth network for road safety. The taskforce is comprised of young road safety leaders from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, The Gambia, Lebanon and the United States. Most were nominated as their country's official delegate to the April 2007 World Youth Assembly for Road Safety. The creation of the global network is a direct follow up to this high profile global advocacy event. The network aims to support young road safety advocates in all countries by increasing collaboration across global, regional, and local levels. During the two-day meeting, the Taskforce discussed the opportunities and challenges presented by creation of the global youth network. Participants updated on their national road safety activities; defined the mission, objectives and activities of the global youth network; and discussed the branding and other formal communications which will be developed and released in the months ahead.