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 for solving many situations – you need to listen to them!
The holiday was founded by the UN General Assembly in 1973. It happened at a conference on trade and development. Transport and financial topics were also raised here. UNCTAD was formed because of concerns about the functioning of the international markets of developed countries and lagging behind. All states could take part in the discussion of the problems of economic development and propose ways of solving problems.
The holiday is celebrated on the same date as UN Day. This reflects the indivisibility of organizations, even in different interpretations. Today, the topics raised resonate with modern technologies, the Internet, telephony. Therefore, more and more young people are involved in activities in order to make a stable and comfortable world together.
There are many problems in troubled states. This day is a reminder to everyone that we live in excellent conditions, and it is our duty to help others find them. Contributing to society and the world is one of the most rewarding things to do!
Did you know that:
- studies report that there are currently 166 developing countries in the world;
- lagging countries have more communication problems, the most significant 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 celebrate
Raise topical issues wherever you are – at work, at school, at meetings with friends, on social networks. Help the society to develop and think about those to whom it seems inaccessible! On October 24, various events are held in which everyone can participate.
When is World Development Information Day celebrated in 2022?
World Development Information Day is observed on October 24 each year.