Tuesday, 23 October 2012
October 24th, World Development Information Day
October 24th 2012
In 1972 the UN General Assembly instituted World Development Information Day in an effort to draw attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.
The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should be in alignment with the United Nations Day held on the 24th of October, which was also the date of the adoption of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade in 1970.
The Assembly felt that improving the dissemination of information and the mobilization of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development, thus, promoting efforts in the sphere of international cooperation for development of appropriate and viable solutions to these development issues.
Learn more about this observance at www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday/.
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