The World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) was adopted by the United Nations through Resolution 60/5, otherwise known as Improving Global Road Safety. The WDoR commemorates the victims and the families affected by road crashes. It draws attention to the scale of the emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes, recognizes the suffering of road crash victims and their families, and appreciates the support and rescue of health services all over the world.
WDoR is set every third Sunday of November.
This year, we have teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO) for a special online livestream for the Global Commemoration of the WDoR this Friday, 13 November, at 2 PM CET. The theme for this year’s WDoR is Remember. Support. Act. It is a call to remember those who have been affected by road crashes and to act so that others do not suffer the same way the victims and their families have.
The livestream will feature road safety testimonies from road safety activists all over the world. Global road safety leaders will also be presenting statements on road crashes and road safety efforts being done to achieve SDG Target 3.6.
The speakers for the session include Michael Bloomberg – the WHO Global Ambassador for the Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – WHO Director-General, Andrew Holnes - Prime Minister of Jamaica, Zoleka Mandela – Global Ambassador of Child Health Initiative, and Jean Todt – UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.