The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.
The World Day of Remembrance has a long history:
From 1995, road victim organisations under the umbrella of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) observed this Day together – first as European Day of Remembrance, but soon as World Day when NGOs from Africa, South America and Asia, who were associated members of FEVR, joined.
Therefore FEVR is the creator and first owner of the World Day of Remembrance. Already from 2000, the Pope and other religious leaders remembered road victims worldwide on the 3rd Sunday of November, calling it ‘World Day’.
10 years later – on 26th October 2005 – the World Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly as “the appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”.
In 2015 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of observing the World Day internationally and the 10th anniversary of the World Day being adopted by the United Nations.
Translated in many languages, the poster, video and other creative materials can be downloaded, printed/shared from our website to promote the day around the world. This is a free-of-charge service.
We only request not to remove WDR and FEVR logo on the poster, video and other creative materials, so that we can reach all the Road Crash Victims around the world and be able to help and support them.
And please remember to include our website link (worlddayofremembrance.org) when you share on social media & web.