World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year - to remember the millions killed and injured on the world's roads, their families and the many
others who are also affected. This year marks its 20th anniversary.

The organisers, FEVR again offer free of charge the World Day poster, with this year's theme: "Time to remember - say NO to road crime! If you would like to have your logo and text in your language added, then please complete the form on the World Day website as soon as possible, in order to receive your poster back for early printing and publicity.

The World Day 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. FEVR is therefore the Creator and first owner of the World Day. The idea of a common day on which to remember road traffic victims, came from RoadPeace, FEVR’s member organisation in the UK.

• 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”. Since then, the World Day has been commemorated across all continents – not only by NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims, but also by governments and other stakeholders.

2015 is therefore the 20th anniversary of observing the World Day internationally and the 10th anniversary of its adoption by the United Nations.

Published: 10 August 2015

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