First UN Global Road Safety Week (23 - 29 April 2007)
World Youth Assembly
The Youth Declaration for Road Safety was agreed by the delegates to the World Youth Assembly, who commit to taking practical measures to improve road safety and call upon other young people to do the same. The declaration calls on all young people to "stand up and participate in local and national campaigns and programmes" and urges adults to do more. The declaration also calls for more political will at national and community level to tackle road safety. It urges schools and universities to teach young people about safety, bartenders to serve alcohol responsibly, media to report more widely and more responsibly about the lack of road safety, and celebrities and the entertainment industry not to glamourize speed and to wear seatbelts and helmets.
Implementation steps for the Youth Declaration
Delegates agreed to the following 10-step plan to support implementation nationally and ensure follow up to the Assembly: