World Development Information Day observed

Oct 24, 2017 14:45 IST
World Development Information Day observed

24 October: World Development Information Day

The World Development Information Day was observed across the world on 24 October 2017.

According to the UN General Assembly, improving the dissemination of information and the mobilisation of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development.

Thus, the body is committed to promote efforts in the sphere of international cooperation for development.

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Background

• The day was established in 1972 by the UN General Assembly to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

• The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with the United Nations Day on 24 October.

• The day also coincides with the date of the adoption in 1970 of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

UN: Aim & Objective

The major objective of the international organisation has been to achieve co-operation among countries across the world in solving international problems of economic, social, cultural and humanitarian nature and in encouraging respect for human rights and for the fundamental freedom of all irrespective of their race, language, sex or religion.

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