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World Day of Remembrance 2020.

6 October 2020

It is 25 years ago this year since a day dedicated to remembering road traffic victims began to be observed internationally – for the first ten years by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its many member organizations, including RoadPeace (UK), who introduced the day in 1995.

With strong support from WHO and UNRSC members, UN Member States adopted UN General Assembly Resolution 60/5 on 26th October 2005, calling for an annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims as an “appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”.

The objectives of WDoR 2020 are to provide a platform for road traffic victims and their families to:

  • remember all people killed and seriously injured on the roads
  • acknowledge the crucial work of the emergency services
  • draw attention to the generally trivial legal response to culpable road deaths and injuries
  • advocate for better support for road traffic victims and victim families
  • promote evidence-based actions to prevent and eventually stop further road traffic deaths and injuries

This year it will take place on the 15th November. For more information please access the WDoR website.

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