World Day of Remembrance
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is an official United Nations day commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to remember the millions of lives lost or hurt by traffic crashes. It is a day of solidarity for families, friends, and loved ones who have been affected by a traffic crash, and is an opportunity to advocate for safer roads and road victims’ rights around the world. It is also a day to thank traffic-crash emergency services and first responders, while reflecting on the tremendous burden that crashes and resultant injuries and fatalities make on economies, health care systems, and—most importantly—people, around the world.
To learn more about the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and how you can commemorate the day in your community, please visit the official website HERE.
The theme of the 2018 World Day of Remembrance is “Roads have Stories.” The Alliance will be issuing a new toolkit in October to help you with your advocacy activities. You can view last year’s toolkit, containing an advocacy guide, template letters and press releases, a signboard, and social media posts, HERE.