Skip to content

01/12/2020 News

The Global youth Coalition for road safety welcomes Total Foundation as Programme Partner


We are delighted to announce that the Total Foundation has partnered with YOURS to support the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety as a programme partner. 

YOURS is the initiator and a main organizer of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. This partnership over 3 years will invest in the Coalition’s work to empower youth. The partnership will support young people to take meaningful action for safer mobility globally and unite to fight the biggest killer of youth worldwide; road traffic crashes. 

Youth Advisory Board member to the Coalition, Ms Omnia El Omrani said, 

“The Coalition is a powerful platform for young leaders to come together to build their skills and take meaningful action in their own communities. It is a great follow up to the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety where 160+ young leaders from 74 countries gathered to unite for action on road safety. We are already engaging youth in many activities including capacity development sessions, expert webinars, youth consultations and forthcoming local actions".

Talking about the partnership, Floor Lieshout, Executive Director of YOURS said,

“It is a pleasure to announce a new three-year partnership with Total Foundation. Building on a successful collaboration for the 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety, we are now starting a new adventure. We welcome the Total Foundation as a Programme Partner to the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. This will give us the opportunity to invest and support youth leaders from around the world: providing them with resources, develop their advocacy capacities and foster partnerships on a global and local level”.

Illustrating its long-term commitment and focus on youth and road safety Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice President of Civil and Social Engagement, said 

“Total Foundation is stepping up alongside young people to support them in helping make real change in society. That is why, we are happy to partner with YOURS to support the Global Coalition of Youth for Road Safety, which is led by young leaders with an international dimension on a cause that is close to our hearts.” 

About Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety 
The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety unites individual youth and organizations and is made up of more than 200 passionate young people from across the world who are taking action on safe mobility issues. It is underpinned by the principles of the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety.

The Coalition connects road safety to key related topics such as health, sustainable cities, climate change, education, poverty and equality. 

About YOURS – Youth for Road Safety 
YOURS is a global non-profit organization that is a direct follow up of the United Nation’s first World Youth Assembly held in 2007. YOURS believes that young people have a right to be adequately informed, consulted, and empowered on road safety. It’s mission is to act to make the world’s roads safer for young people everywhere. 

YOURS believes that, to achieve SDG Target 3.6 under the New Decade of Action, youth need to lead the road safety revolution. 

YOURS is a multi-award-winning organization, an official member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and has Consultative Status at UN ECOSOC.

About TOTAL Foundation 
Total Foundation covers the citizenship initiatives conducted every day worldwide by Total, its affiliates and its corporate foundation. Through this program, Total aims to contribute to the dynamism of its host communities and regions, with a special focus on young people. It is targeting four areas: youth inclusion and education; road safety; climate and environment; cultural dialogue and heritage. Every employee also has the opportunity to take up to three paid workdays a year to devote to these public interest projects. Total Foundation is part of the Group’s societal engagement and supports its ambition to become the responsible energy major.