World Development Information Day

United NationsToday is World Development Information Day, observed by the United Nations since 1972 the Day aims to draw global attention to development issues and the need to strengthen international co-operation in the development field.

The UN General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day and decided that the date for the Day should coincide in principle 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 felt that improving the dissemination of information and the mobilising of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problem of development, thus, promoting efforts in the sphere in international cooperation of development


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