World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (20/11)

In October 2005, by its resolution (A/RES/60/5), the UN General Assembly declared the third Sunday in November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

This international event is designed to draw the attention of all people of the planet to the sad fact: all over the world, more than three thousand people die every day as a result of traffic accidents and about 100 thousand are seriously injured. Most of the dead and injured are young people.

The purpose of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is to honor the memory of road traffic victims and express condolences to their families, as well as once again reminding governments and responsible organizations of the need to ensure road safety for all citizens.