Every year 500,000 young lives are tragically cut short due to road traffic injury or breathing toxic air, where vehicle emissions are a significant contributor. Road traffic injury is the No.1 killer of young people worldwide. Air pollution continues to damage the health of millions more. Meanwhile, our cities are not safe, especially for women and girls who too often suffer harassment.
We’re calling on global leaders to prioritise the health, rights, and futures of young people. And we’re joining those working on critical issues facing youth such as mental health, sexual reproductive health and rights, and violence.
Together we’re calling for a Global Adolescent Summit to breathe life into our unsafe cities and fight for the health and rights of every young person. We want governments and the international community to step up and prioritise policy, funding, and design for safe walking and cycling, that promote health for all, save lives, and protect the environment.
It is time to challenge the status quo. With a united voice, let’s demand action. Will you join us?