World Development Information Day

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World Development Information Day

Every year 24 October is observed as World Development Information Day. This day was established to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. This day is observed on the same day, 24 October, which is also observed as the United Nations Day. 

Background to the Day 

In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to observe 24 October as the World Development Information Day.  The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

The Assembly deemed 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.

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