World Day of Remembrance in 2020

25 years since the World Day has been observed

15 years since the United Nations adopted the World Day

unanimously, on 26.10.2005, as “the appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families” See Resolution here

From 1995, Road Victim Advocacy NGOs under the umbrella of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims, FEVR, observed this Day – first as European Day of Remembrance, but soon as World Day when NGOs from South Africa, Argentina and Israel, who were members of FEVR, also joined. The World Health Organisation. WHO, realised that the World Day provided vital recognition of the suffering of bereaved and injured road crash victims, as well as being a helpful advocacy tool for road safety actors. WHO therefore strongly supported the UN’s adoption of the World Day. For the History of the World Day see here and please send the translation into your language at

 The theme is reflected in the World Day poster and video, produced and shared globally via the World Day team.
More about the WDoR’s International recognition is available here

World Day Themes during 2011 – 2020 (Decade of Action)

To bring the Decade of Action for Road Safety to everyone’s attention and call for meaningful actions to mark the World Day, in agreement with WHO this slogan was chosen for the entire decade:

From Global Remembrance to Global Action across the Decade

Let’s make 2011-2020 a Decade to remember!

Additionally, coordinated by FEVR, a specific theme based on the 5 Pillars of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action was proposed and agreed with WHO, UNRSC and the Global NGO Alliance – each year’s theme highlighting actions under one of the Pillars. The theme was reflected in the World Day poster and video, produced and shared globally by the World Day team. All themes are available here

World Day tag line for 2020 and onward (Decade 2020 – 2030)

to be announced soon

stay tuned: @WDRemembrance

200 days till WDoR 2020 – video message from Jeannot Mersch, FEVR President – here

Submit events:

If despite the Corona pandemic, your NGO, Institution, Organisation or Company is planning an event for World Day 2020 – be it actual or virtual – please submit details here