Every year 500,000 young lives are tragically cut short either due to road traffic injury, or the impact of toxic air with vehicle emissions a major contributor. Road traffic injury is the No.1 killer of young people worldwide. Toxic air damages 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 key issues facing young people such as mental health, sexual reproductive health and rights, and violence.
Together we’re calling for a Global Summit on Adolescent Health to breathe life into our unsafe cities and fight for the health and rights of every young person. The aim is to ensure governments and the international community step up, to galvanise action and increase funding to tackle all the major health burdens on young people.
It is time to challenge the status quo. With a united voice, let’s demand action. Will you join?