WORLD DAY NEWS
Theme for 2017
From Global Remembrance to Global Action across the Decade
2020 Target: reduce road fatalities AND serious injuries by 50%*
*Sustainable Development Goal 3.6: Reduce fatalities & serious injuries by 50% by 2020
Thank-you to organizers of World Day events!
Dear Friends and Colleagues – may the events you held on World Day contribute to the success of your work towards reducing the huge toll of unnecessary road deaths and injuries and of making the roads and streets of your countries safer for all road users!
Many thanks for contributing to the World Day of Remembrance becoming an ever more powerful trigger for worldwide reflection and action!
The WDR Team received this year 99 #WDR2016 Poster requests from organizers of events throughout the world,
we therefore produced 99 posters in their languages and with the logos of their NGOs, Institutions, Government Departments and Companies.
We also received around 98 #WDR2016 Events and are still receiving new ones every day.
They are being published on the WDR Events page: worlddayofremembrance.org/archives-years
Thanks to the use of #WDR2016 with the posts, as requested by us.
Further data of interest from the World Day website’s Statistics:
* the website had visits from 201 countries (officially there are only 196 countries in the world!)
* the 10 countries with the most visits since WDR 2014 are: United States (16,809), India (12,200), United Kingdom (9,267), Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Pakistan, Italy, Canada and South Africa
* the last 24 hours saw 296 visits from 63 countries and 584 pages were viewed (23.11.2016)
FEVR – #WDR2016 Press Release
Messages from EU Commissioners Bulc and Andriukaitis
Messages from Dr Etienne Krug and UN SG Mr Ban Ki-moon for WDR 2016
These messages highlight the importance of a serious post-crash response for the reduction of the scale of road deaths and injuries as envisaged in the Sustainable Development Goals. This response includes, besides much-needed improvements in medical care, thorough investigations into road deaths and injuries and a fitting treatment by the legal system.
WHO Publication for World Day:
Post-crash response: Supporting those affected by road traffic crashes
This year’s World Day theme “Vital post-crash actions: Medical Care, Investigation, Justice!” highlights the key actions listed under Pillar 5 of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, which the WHO publication is based on.
Conclusion of the publication:
“Survivors and families affected by road traffic crashes have a range of physical, psychological and legal needs. An effective post-crash response integrates injury care, mental health services, legal support, and legislation with systematic collection of data on crashes and injuries. The goal of Pillar 5 is to reduce the impact of road traffic crashes, to ensure appropriate legal process, and to facilitate recovery of those affected.”
UN Documentary for World Day of Remembrance
The United Nations marks the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in 2016 with a half-hour Documentary: “Road Safety – Global Killer”, filmed mainly in the USA and South Africa:
“United Nations – “21st Century”, is a half-hour, monthly news magazine series produced by United Nations Television.
We focus on under-reported stories from around the world, told through the personal experiences of those affected. Featuring balanced reporting and, often unique access, this award-winning series covers issues from human rights to climate change; from combatting terrorism to the global migration issue; from health to development.
In this episode of 21st Century, we focus on a global epidemic: each year, one and a quarter million people die on the world’s roads. We know how to bring the numbers down, but will we do it?”
25th Anniversary of FEVR
FEVR (European Federation of Road Traffic Victims) – the Creator of the World Day of Remembrance – celebrated their 25th anniversary on 6th July 2016 with a ceremony in Brussels. The World Day of Remembrance was mentioned in speeches and messages, together with the fact that last year marked 20 years of global observance and 10 years since this Day was recognized by the United Nations.
More information: http://fevr.org/fevr-25th-anniversary/
17 November 2015
FEVR‘s Former President Brigitte Chaudhry MBE & FEVR‘s President Jeannot Mersch were presented on 15th November 2015 in Brasilia with the ‘Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award‘ for FEVR’s “pivotal part in the creation, development and promotion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims over the past two decades”
Press Release: World Day 2015 Press Release, WDR & FEVR
Brigitte Chauhdry MBE (FEVR‘s Former President, Founder & Author & Editor of the WDR)
Jeannot Mersch (FEVR’s President)
Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award
@World Day of Remembrance | WDR | 15th November 2015 | 3rd Sunday in November – Every Year!
#PrinceMichaelofKent #International #RoadSafetyAward #BrigitteChaudhry #BrigitteChaudhryMBE #JeannotMersch #RoadSafety #RoadVictims #CrashNotAccident #WorldDay #WorldDayofRemembrance #WDR #FEVR #EuroepanFederationofRoadTrafficVictims #FEVRorg #WDRemembrance #Brazil United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) UNECE Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020
WDR‘s 10th Years of UN Recognition & 20th Years of Global Remembrance, holding WDR’s Wall of Remembrance.
and wearing armbands in memory of Victims of Terrorism, as they hold a minute of silence.
World Day of Remembrance | Wall of Remembrance
THE FIA LINK: HTTP://WWW.FIA.COM/NEWS/MOTOR-SPORT-COMMUNITY-HONORS-MEMORY-ROAD-TRAFFIC-VICTIMS-20TH-WORLD-DAY-REMEMBRANCE-WELL
THE FIA FOUNDATION LINK: http://www.fiafoundation.org/blog/2015/november/remembering-the-lost-resolving-to-act