World Development Information Day is celebrated on October 24 and has an important development mission. On this date, we raise awareness of the barriers to development in many countries, as well as how to overcome these barriers. Often, young people offer great ideas on how to resolve many situations – we need to listen to them!
The holiday was founded by the UN General Assembly in 1973 at a conference on trade and development. Transport and financial topics were also discussed here. The UNCTAD was established due to concerns about the functioning of the markets in developed countries and the lack of development in other states. All countries could participate in the discussion of the problems of economic development and propose solutions.
The holiday is celebrated on the same date as UN Day to emphasize the indivisibility of the two organizations, even in different interpretations. Today, the topics discussed are relevant with modern technologies, the Internet, and telecommunications. This has resulted in an increased involvement of young people in activities to create a stable and comfortable world.
There are many problems in troubled states. This day serves as a reminder to all of us that we live in privileged conditions, and it is our duty to help others achieve the same. Contributing to society and the world is one of the most fulfilling activities!
- Studies report that there are currently 166 developing countries in the world.
- Lagging countries have more communication problems, the most serious of which is polluted water.
- Women in such countries are 35% more exposed to violence.
- The scale of poverty in states can be dire.
How to take part
Raise relevant issues wherever you are – at work, at school, at meetings with friends, on social networks. Help society to develop, and think about those who may seem to be out of reach. On October 24, various events are held where everyone can participate.
When is World Development Information Day celebrated in 2023?
World Development Information Day is observed on October 24 each year.